Joel Embiid is, as Sixers fans know, nicknamed "The Process." It only makes sense that his dog trusts it.
Embiid's goldendoodle, pictured below "balling in his furrari," is named Klaus Hinkie De Paula Embiid.
Let's break down that name: According to Klaus' official Instagram account, his first name is in honor of his parents' favorite character in The Vampire Diaries. The DePaula is a nod to Embiid's girlfriend, model Anne De Paula.
We don't need to tell you where the Hinkie part of Klaus' name comes from. Former general manager Sam Hinkie - along with a weird hybrid of Tony Wroten, The Rights to Ricky Sanchez Podcast, a lot of Sixers fans who had faith in a vision, and many others - birthed The Process.
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And now, The Process has its spirit animal.
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