Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid dominates at local basketball court

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Even though the Philadelphia 76ers 2017-2018 season is over, Joel Embiid is still dominating courts in Philly, only now it’s against his fans.

As Philadelphia 76ers fans have come to know Joel Embiid is one bad man who does not discriminate.

Whether he’s facing off against the likes of NBA players like Hassan Whiteside and Aaron Baynes, or a literal child at a charity basketball event in New Jersey, Embiid is going to bring his signature style to the court every time he stepped foot on it, for better or worse.

Hopefully, the inhabitants of the City of Brotherly Love start to take notice.

That’s right, even though the Sixers’ season is technically over, Embiid is already back on the court, but now he’s taking his game to the streets NBA Street-style.

In a recent video shot by Felicia Ricci, as first reported by NBC Sports Philly, Embiid has taken to the courts of Philadelphia to stay sharp this offseason and is seemingly taking on any challenger who dares to keep him out of the paint, with it very seldom ending well for the casual basketball player.

He is an All-Star starter after all.

While this isn’t the first time he’s taken his talents to the streets of Philadelphia to remain in tip-top shape between basketball games, as he was spotted jogging through the South Philly streets late last year, and took on some locals in tennis (declaring himself the Black Roger Federer) this is the first we’ve seen of Embiid taking his game to the courts in the city, and posterizing some unfortunate presumed fan eager for a chance to take on a local hero.

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Though some may call this video suspect, or even call it staged, this is just another example of Embiid living his best life regardless of how it looks on the outside. From flirting with Rihanna, to beefing with Lavar Ball, Embiid has never shied away from letting his true feelings out and that’s one of the many, many reasons why he’s arguably the most endearing player in the NBA’s newest crop of young, ascending talents. Keep balling out JoJo, we will see you this fall.