Now that Joel Embiid is #FinallyHealthy -- at least according to himself on his Instagram page -- and OKC Thunder superstar Kevin Durant's season has come to an end, it's time for Embiid to get to recruiting.
Durant potentially jumping to a new team could be franchise changing, both for the new destination and the KD-less Thunder. Embiid knows this, so he's going to do his best to recruit Durant to come play in Philadelphia for the 76ers.
Okay, maybe not that exactly, but Embiid will certainly at least send some goofy tweets about it.
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Time to RECRUIT KD to the Sixers🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 31, 2016
"Time to recruit KD to the Sixers," Embiid tweeted late last night once the Warriors ended the Thunder's season. The words were followed by a couple of praying hands emojis. Sixers fans are very familiar with those.
Sixers fans likely remember Embiid's attempted wooing of LeBron James a couple of summers ago when he eventually opted to head back to Cleveland instead of Miami. Embiid attempted a similar wooing tactic back then and it didn't go so well. But at least Embiid thought he was pretty close.
We Almost got Lebron 2 years ago— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 31, 2016
Right. And Embiid almost got engaged to Kim Kardashian (while she was already married with children to Kanye).
Now, if you want to get pedantic, could Embiid's tweets be viewed as tampering? Since NBA free agency doesn't technically begin until July 1? I suppose it's possible if the NBA has no sense of humor.
I think the real takeaway from all of Embiid's Tweets and Instagram posts is that the big man is in good spirits, hopefully because he sees real progress in his health and will actually play competitive basketball for the Sixers someday.