Joel Embiid hilariously gets under Steven Adams' skin during Thunder V 76ers battle

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Joel Embiid is proving to be one of the most entertaining characters in the NBA right now (seriously, follow him on Twitter), but he is also proving that he has the basketball skills to back it up.

The Process dropped 20 points on his NBA debut against the Oklahoma City Thunder and he grabbed seven boards with two blocks, too.

He did all of that in just over 22 minutes of action. There is little doubt that the Cameroonian center is a huge plus for the Sixers who have been starved of elite talent over the course of the last three, painful years.

However, Embiid's charisma is just as intriguing as his actual ability.

According to ESPN reporter Pablo S. Torre, Embiid was yelling "He can't guard me," in Thunder center Steven Adams' face and it was sending the Philly crowd wild. Something they certainly have not been able to do for a long time.

To be fair, Adams played around 13 minutes more than his opposite number and could only manage 16 points, five rebounds and no blocks. So, it is fair to say Embiid got the best of him during this encounter.

Whether Embiid is calling out rivals on social media or generally being hilarious, he is a most welcome addition to the NBA.

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Philadelphia Sixers
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Eastern Conference
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