Another day, another Joel Embiid highlight video in a Philadelphia park. This time, the Sixers center chose to bounce the basketball off a poor defender’s head, before throwing down his signature windmill dunk over him.
The defender could not recover from Embiid’s tricks in time, and Embiid put him on a poster. Embiid probably wishes the defender were “Man bun,” also known as his playoff nemesis in Celtics center Aron Baynes, but he will settle for an unlucky fan.
Embiid has become a fan-favorite in Philadelphia due to his superstar-level play and light humor. This is the second video in a short number of days of Embiid showing up to a park in the city to play pickup, and this continued gesture emphasizes his strong relationship with Sixers fans.