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Joel Embiid is doing great, expects to be on court in 2-3 weeks, makes a pitch at love to Rihanna

Joel Embiid is doing great, expects to be on court in 2-3 weeks, makes a pitch at love to Rihanna

ESPN had its upfronts event up in New York City on Tuesday, and they brought out the biggest of guns to get people's attention. Namely, one Joel Hans Embiid.

JoJo will be the Sixers' representative up at the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery tonight so ESPN used the opportunity to hit The Process up and ask him a few questions. 

Embiid, appearing alongside pop star Kelly Rowand, sat down with Michael Smith and Jamele Hill, who asked him about the Sixers' chances this evening.

"I'm feeling good. I think we've got a pretty good chance. Hopefully this is the last time we'll be doing this. I hate losing," Embiid said.

He also said he's feeling pretty good and is ready to get back on the court soon.

"I'm doing great," Embiid said. "We're taking a conservative approach but I'm supposed to be back on the court in two or three weeks. But I'm doing great. It’s been going great."

Give that the upfronts are generally an opportunity to gain some attention, Smith and Hill asked Joel about his approach to getting attention on social media by simply being himself.

"Just be yourself. That's what I do on social media. Social media is a way for me to connect with fans. I love being on social media and being funny and having that connection with the fans really helps you a lot. Philly has shown me a lot of love and it goes all around the world."

And finally, what Embiid interview would be complete without asking him about his one-time crush on Rihanna.

They asked JoJo to make a pitch to her and his answer did not diappoint.

"I mean, look at myself," Embiid said with a smile. "I'm 7-foot-2. I'm good looking. Women usually love my accent because I'm from Cameroon. And I'm pretty intelligent too. And I'm funny."

All true. I think he has a shot if Rowand puts in a good word for him.

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Just like a closer, Ken Giles has odd way to get ready before a game

Just like a closer, Ken Giles has odd way to get ready before a game

They always say to be a closer, you've got to be a bit whacky.

Ken Giles seems to have that down.

The former Phillie always seemed to have the intensity and intimidation.

I mean, look at this ...

Well, add the peculiarity to his focus and arm.

Prior to Wednesday's game against his old club, Giles was getting the mind right with some important meditation in the Astros' bullpen, which you can watch in the video above.

As you can see, this guy is clearly meant for the ninth inning.

And, hey, when your team is 67-33 and 17½ games up in first place, you're allowed to be this loose.

Penn State football players attempt to draw the Nittany Lion logo from memory, fail

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Penn State football players attempt to draw the Nittany Lion logo from memory, fail

Football players aren't typically artists — well, Herschel Walker did try his foot at ballet — so it's no surprise they didn't execute drawing their respective logos from memory on the first try.

The Eleven Warriors website had the fun idea to ask a bunch of players at the Big Ten Media day to try their hand. The results are pretty good.

And by good, I mean bad.

Many of the teams have boring letters like Wisconsin or Nebraska or Michigan. So those results weren't as fun as Penn State which has the sweet Nittany Lion logo.

Tight end Mike Gesicki and linebacker Jason Cabinda may want to stick to sports. For some reason USC legend Marcus Allen took part and he wasn't actually that bad.

Check out all the other teams here.