Joel Embiid is making a big splash on the basketball court. After two seasons of injury, where he gained a cult following on social media due to his interaction with fans and celebrities - namely his attempts to chat up Rihanna - he is finally showing us what he can do on the floor.
The hype for Embiid's debut has been building since he was drafted in 2014, reaching fever pitch in the summer, and he has not disappointed. The Sixers are still the Sixers, but the young center has been mightily impressive.
Embiid is a product of Sam Hinkie's 'process' and the 7'0 22-year-old is, alongside Ben Simmons, the most exciting piece to the puzzle. He is keen to ensure the fans don't forget about that and has even incorporated it into his game entrance.
Last night as Philadelphia hosted the Orlando Magic, Embiid ran onto the hardwood and was introduced a "Joel 'The Process' Embiid". He then proceeded to drop 18 points, pull down 10 rebounds and provide 4 assists.
The process could mean a lot more to Embiid than simply remembering Hinkie. He would've been through some dark days during his two years on the sidelines and it has certainly been a process to nurture his body back to full health.
With all the talent to be one of the league's best centers in the upcoming years, it is vital he has a consistent rookie season and puts in good minutes.
Every time he lands awkwardly the whole world winces - that is never going to change. Embiid will live with the 'injury prone' tag for some time. But the Sixers need him. The memory of 'The Process' needs him.