Joel Embiid, Sam Hinkie have masterful Twitter exchange

Joel Embiid, Sam Hinkie have masterful Twitter exchange

If Joel Embiid makes the NBA All-Star Game, he'll owe some thanks to Sam Hinkie.

No, not just for Hinkie drafting him and originating "The Process," but also for his vote.

Yes, Hinkie is joining the movement. The Sixers' former president and GM casted his All-Star vote for Embiid.

How do we know? Well, from this beautiful Twitter exchange on Tuesday.

The love is real. Or shall we say the trust is real?

Embiid will always be a supporter of Hinkie, as he's expressed his love for the old boss on social media in the past.

THE GOAT #HeDiedForOurSins #TrustTheProcess

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Who knows when the two last talked. Maybe the next time will be Feb. 17-19 in New Orleans.

Because the push for Embiid has been legit. These are just some of the latest endorsements.

Joel Embiid dominated #NBADraft Twitter, eeking out Woj

Joel Embiid dominated #NBADraft Twitter, eeking out Woj

The NBA offseason has been as good a time as any to stay glued to Twitter for the latest and greatest on #WojBombs and Joel Embiid jokes.

Thursday night's NBA Draft was no exception. It was an action packed night that included the Philadelphia 76ers getting their man at No. 1, the Lakers getting the Big Baller Brand at No. 2, and a blockbuster of a deal for the Minnesota Timberwolves to land Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls.

Twitter released some data behind the big night and much to the surprise of no one, Embiid and Woj dominated. And Lonzo Ball and the Lakers created plenty of buzz.

There were 3.2 million tweets about the draft last night!

Lonzo was the most tweeted about player with Fultz coming in at No. 2. And if you include the most tweeted about people, Lonzo and his dad LaVar came in at No. 1 and No. 3 respectively, with Jimmy Butler in between.

But when it came to the most retweeted posts of the night, it all belonged to The Process.

Embiid had the most RT'd post of the night, declaring the Sixers' new squad the FEDS.

The Lakers selecting Lonzo came in at No. 2:

Followed by the #WOJBOMB:

Woj cracked the list again with a report on Paul George rumors. The Lakers had three of the top 15 most RT'd posts. The Celtics and Kevin Durant got some love. But Joel Embiid was the only athlete to get two of the top-15 most RT'd tweets.

Respect The Process on Twitter.

Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball make first live appearance on Jimmy Kimmel with Guillermo

Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball make first live appearance on Jimmy Kimmel with Guillermo

Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball both appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night moments after they were selected No. 1 and No. 2 overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. They appeared next to Kimmel's great sidekick Guillermo who never disappoints. 

Fultz gave a shoutout to Larry's cheesesteaks when asked about Pat's or Geno's and says he feels hashtag-blessed to have been selected No. 1 overall.

Jimmy tries to convince Fultz to yell "I'm better than everyone else." Fultz coolly declined. 

Later in the show, Jimmy got Lonzo to talk to Guillermo and it was a bit funnier than the Fultz segment.

Want to know the difference in the Philly vs. Los Angeles markets? As of this posting, Fultz's video had 83,000 views on YouTube while Ball's had 211,000 views.