Joel Embiid's performance Wednesday was loud and clear.
He had a few words to say, too.
Making his much anticipated return to game action, the big man was in a serious groove during the Sixers-Nets preseason game.
Already dominating the first half, Embiid nailed a 12-footer through contact late in the second quarter with the Sixers in complete control.
Embiid pumped his fist and then stated the obvious.
"They can't f****** guard me," he said, before repeating it a few more times.
"They can't ******* guard me."
No, Joel, they can't. pic.twitter.com/bwQLzVLKXm
— NBC Sports Philly (@NBCSPhilly) October 12, 2017
They certainly couldn't. Embiid put up 22 points and seven rebounds in the 14:45 he played of the Sixers' 133-114 win (see observations).
Imagine what he does in a full game.
For the full highlights of Embiid, watch the video above.