There are so many reasons to be optimistic about the future of Joel Embiid. The 7'0 center has certainly hit the ground running in his 'rookie' campaign and the ceiling is extremely high for the for the former Jayhawk.
Last night the Sixers went head-to-head with the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James. On the night where 'The King' moved to 10th on the all-time scoring list - passing Hakeem Olajuwon - the defending champions were given an almighty scare by Philly.
Channing Frye's clutch three and Gerald Henderson's turnover as he attempted to attack the basket gave Cleveland the win which took their record to 6-0 and continued the Sixers' winless start - they're currently 0-5.
But Embiid's performance, once again, had fans looking optimistically to the future. In his 25 minutes of action, the 22-year-old recorded 22 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 4 blocks.
One of those stuffs included a LeBron-Esque block on the man himself, although it appears the officials missed a goaltending call. Given their error in judgement the block ended up on Embiid's record, so watch it below.
It's been a rough two years for Embiid, but it was definitely worth the wait for Sixers fans. With Ben Simmons still to return and with the potential for a stud guard in next year's draft, their future really is bright.