Joel Embiid is out 2-4 weeks with a face injury, but Sixers fans have found the bright side.
1. Maybe it's because they just saw their football team win a Super Bowl, but many Sixers fans are looking at the bright side of Joel Embiid's face injury—the potential of MASKED JOEL EMBIID!
Embiid suffered a fractured orbital bone after taking a shot from teammate, Markelle Fultz Wednesday night. It was announced Thursday that the big man will miss 2-4 weeks, which means he could return close to the beginning of the playoffs or after the first round. Despite the bad news, Sixers fans took to Twitter to express their excitement over what the social media star could do with the powers a mask can give him.
The Embiid news obviously sucks but if there’s a silver lining, it’s that he’s totally going to lean into the mask thing and do some great posts online.— Sean Highkin (@highkin) March 30, 2018
I will willingly donate my face to Joel Embiid so he can play basketball.— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) March 30, 2018
league aint ready for mask embiid.....— 𝔍𝔞𝑦 (@iPurrple) March 30, 2018
Joel Embiid gon come out wit the mask in his first ever playoff game n drop 40— Godspeed. (@mattegrey__) March 30, 2018
2. Giancarlo Stanton isn't a rookie, but the Yankees gave him the silent treatment in the dugout after his second home run yesterday.
3. A+ Internet work right here, with audio from Denzel Washington dubbed over video of Robin Lopez's ejection last night.
4. You'll want to hear Shaq's story of his $70,000 shopping spree at a Wal-Mart.
5. If you're going to go through the trouble of spending a night in jail for running on the field during a baseball game, you've gotta make sure you don't end up doing a four-stride stumble to embarrass yourself.
6. The latest SI Media Podcast is a roundtable that covers the following topics: Who will FOX target for a Thursday Night Football analyst now that Peyton Manning has turned down the gig? And why did Peyton decline FOX’s offer? Did CBS neuter Tony Romo toward the end of the season? Can there be such a thing as too much Sister Jean? Is CBS/Turner’s stance on showing crying kids during the NCAA tournament fair? How will A-Rod do in the booth? Is anyone excited for Mike Greenberg's new ESPN morning show, Get Up? What is going on with SportsCenter at 6 p.m.? What is next for Mike Francesa?
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7. RANDOM WRESTLING VIDEO OF THE DAY: I watched the upcoming Andre the Giant documentary last night and it lived up the hype. It was so well done by HBO and Bill Simmons, and will appeal to non-wrestling fans as much as WWF die-hards. You will see Vince McMahon as you've never seen him before, too. In honor of the doc, which comes out on April 10, here's vintage Andre when he turned on Hulk Hogan, whose acting here was downright comical.
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IN CLOSING: I will give John Sterling a pass for his home run call of Giancarlo Stanton and just hope that he comes up with something different.