After the hard-hitting news that Brett Brown is on board with Joel Embiid's campaign to become an All-Star so that he'll have a chance with his crush, it was reported yesterday that JoJo just may have a shot.
Embiid came in as the frontcourt player with the fourth most votes in the Eastern Conference. And with plenty of time left to campaign, JoJo hit the tweets to drum up support.
He used a clever -- if old school -- Twitter tactic. He employed a fake retweet of the president-elect of the Unites States, the ratings machine himself Donald J. Trump.
This wasn't the first time JoJo mentioned Trump in a tweet. You may recall after Trump won the electoral college, Embiid tweeted that America was tanking.
While that may or may not be the case, we thought we'd take a look at some of the more creative attempts Embiid supporters have employed to get the big man into the All-Star game and on a date with his crush, Rihanna or otherwise.
There's the straight forward:
There's the Lil Dickey endorsement:
There's a call to patriotism:
There's the cross-team promotion:
There's pulling at Philly's heart strings:
And plenty of other tactics:
He calls himself "The Process."
He is a main piece of The Process.
And now there's a Lego version of The Process' poster child.
Yes -- thanks to Redditor user dweg1999 -- we have a picture of what Joel Embiid would look like if, yes, he was built of Legos.
After sitting out his first two years in the NBA because of injuries, Embiid burst onto the scene and became an instant star for the Sixers. A piece they can build around both on the court and off it. He's charismatic who knows how to use social media.
Embiid is a special blend of greatness on the court and marketable off it. If he can stay healthy -- his season was cut short because of another one and he will be limited again in 2017-18 -- the Sixers have their guy to build around. Add in a Ben Simmons, a more experienced Dario Saric, potentially two more lottery picks -- at least one more -- and next season will be a whole lot of fun.
But for now, as we wait for the May 16 draft lottery, we are stuck checking out Lego versions of Joel Embiid. If only we were that good with Legos ourselves.
The Wonderlic scores for two running backs who have been linked to the Eagles have surfaced.
Per Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Christian McCaffrey scored a 21 out of 50, and Dalvin Cook scored an 11.
The top score in McGinn’s report was held by Tennessee's Alvin Kamara, who notched a 24. Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon scored a 12 and LSU’s Leonard Fournette shared a score of 11 with Cook.
The average score for a running back, according to renowned football writer Paul Zimmerman, is 16.
The Wonderlic test, a 50-question multiple choice test that measures cognitive ability and problem solving, is given to NFL prospects every year at the combine. Of course, the score doesn't measure how successful a player is on the field. Per Jeff Reynolds of CBS Sports, Jets' QB Ryan Fitzpatrick scored a 48, which is higher than Tom Brady (33), Aaron Rodgers (35) and Hall of Famer Dan Marino (15).
Per Sports Illustrated, Pro Bowler Frank Gore and Adrian Pederson had scores of six and 16, respectively.
Test scores aside, you’ll have to tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. to see if the Eagles will even draft a running back at 14 overall. Or head down to Philadelphia and see it in person (parking is free).