It’s good to see Joel Embiid in better spirits.
I’m willing to bet most people would be maudlin and/or morose after suffering a broken orbital bone that requires surgery, but the Sixers’ 7’2″ center was back on social media last night with some self-deprecating humor:
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) March 30, 2018
I think we all know what this means. Joel comes back wearing a mask, picks the Sixers up off the mat, and they triumph in a round one, come-from-behind playoff series victory against Trevor Booker and the Indiana Pacers.
Embiid could go the conservative route with a secure and clear mask ala Kyrie Irving:
Or, I think you can get a little more interesting, and maybe Embiid comes out of the tunnel with the Victor Oladipo Black Panther mask, yells “Wakanda Forever,” and then posterizes some poor fool:
Coggin wants to see him go Friday the 13th, a little Crystal Lake action on the basketball court:
I like it, looks pretty intimidating to me. Wouldn’t mind Joel play a little bit of ice hockey for the Flyers, too. Probably would be a better goaltender than Mrazek.
Since we’re having fun on a Friday afternoon, here are a few more options for Embiid to consider when he makes his return:
Not sure if the swords are legal, but as domestic litigation attorney Joe Cordell would say, “that’s okay.”
“Andre Drummond, I am your father.”
The Mask’s mask
I literally remember nothing about this movie.
V is for Vendetta
Haven’t seen this one.
A little Asian theme here, a Samurai jawn, if you will.
Try facing this in the playoffs.
Did you know that the Undertaker is his brother?
Also, RIP Paul Bearer.
Scream for me, Philadelphia
Killer guy: “You never told me your name.”
Drew Barrymore: Why do you wanna know my name?
Killer guy: “Because I wanna know who I’m looking at.”
The Dark Knight
The hero Gotham deserves.
Maybe a bit too emo.
Slipknot guitar player
When you wanna look like the Slipknot guitar player.
Sons of the Harpy
When someone comes into your house and changes all the rules.
The God of Thunder
“Everybody wonders why we’re so mean. Everybody wonders why the Philadelphia Eagles’ aren’t the nicest fans. If I don’t eat breakfast, I’m f–ing pissed off.” – Jason Kelce
On a serious note, get well Joel. He’s come such a long way this season, and it would be a real shame to end the year on a sour note. I don’t doubt that the guy wants to be back out there and helping his teammates as soon as possible.