Editor’s note: Pagan has completely disregarded the Sixers moratorium.

I love “best shape of their lives” season. Every year a hitter adds 15 pounds of muscle before Spring Training or a defensive lineman comes in with less body fat then they did last training camp, apparently.

So it was only a matter of time that we were going to get a skinny pic of Joel Embiid, and it did not disappoint:

Embiid said he’s coming back in the best shape of his life and it looks like he means it. That looks like a dude who is in the best shape of his life! Look at the veins popping out of his biceps! The delts looking like Baby Shaq’s! Is that an actual pec emerging? Embiid looks like a young David Robinson at 30! This is the most jacked troll the Internet has ever seen. Then look at Jayson Tatum in comparison. Doughy. Barely any tricep definition.

I don’t know if the “Rent’s Due” shirt was calculated because he knew the photographer was going to be in that day, but it’s a great move. Wear merch that reminds people of the hardest working athlete in the city. That’ll by you at least two weeks of favorable press until you troll us again with fake trade requests, subtweets, and re-doing your entire Twitter profile.