Just what the NBA needed…Joel Embiid IS BACK. As if the NBA didn’t have enough star power in the playoffs, they get a guy back and he’s wearing (was wearing) one of the coolest masks in NBA history. The BDs were excited. The casual NBA fan was excited. Everyone is excited to get a guy back who is a wild card like Embiid. Suddenly it’s impossible not to watch this series.
And how crazy is it that Embiid is risking future eye problems for the playoffs. This is a big sticking point for the BDs. They don’t want to see Joel take a bow from Olynyk and miss even more time. And then there are the BDs who are jacked up for a return and don’t have a problem with a guy risking it all.