Joel Embiid’s Past Makes the Future Truly Bright
Despite my unabashed enthusiasm, not everyone is on the Joel Embiid train. Spending a year of fantasizing about a cheerleader only to find out that your cheerleader was arrested and will not be out of jail for another year isn’t easy for some people to get over–even though a hottie is waiting for them.
However, Jordan Conn of Grantland is much better with words than I am and if you have the ability to 1. read and 2. feel things you’ll be as inspired about Embiid’s potential as I was by this story on Conn’s trip to Cameroon. Conn provides an excellent look into the basketball culture of Embiid’s homeland, the rawest stages of his development, and why he’s now such a thrilling prospect for the Sixers.
Check it out here! It’s an aboslute must read for Sixers fans.