'Trust the process' chants for Joel Embiid take over Boston

'Trust the process' chants for Joel Embiid take over Boston

You don't have to be in the Philadelphia area to trust the process.

As the Sixers used a 39-point second quarter to take a double-digit lead over the Celtics, Joel Embiid dominated Boston on both ends of the court. He limited the C's in the post while scoring left and right, particularly forcing his way to the free throw line against smaller Celtics defenders.

And when Embiid made it to the line, the chants came out (see the video above).

Fans at the Sixers-Celtics clash on Friday night serenaded Embiid with "trust the process" chants when he went to the free throw line during that second quarter. The Boston fans tried to boo and drown out the chants, but they continued to come back with Embiid's trip to the line.

"Joel’s getting worldwide," Nerlens Noel said of the chants. "He needs a tour now. I think he’s getting on another level. I think he’s very loved everywhere, really. As we go along, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear it in multiple places."

On his last free throws of the quarter with 16.5 seconds left, calls of "trust the process" rained down on Embiid, who nodded his head to what was certainly music to his ears.

"They were actually really loud," Embiid said. "It's impressive. We're in Boston, it's supposed to our rival, and for the fans to come out and just chant trust the process so loud, it was amazing."

Check out the video above for highlights of the "trust the process" chants taking over the TD Garden. 

Oh, and check out this dunk. Sheesh.

Markelle Fultz's NBA draft shoes are made out of basketballs

Markelle Fultz's NBA draft shoes are made out of basketballs

It's gotta be the shoes.

(And no, not Big Baller Brand.)

Markelle Fultz represents his alma mater well with his NBA draft attire. The inside of his suit jacket pays homage to his Huskies and even includes a hashtag, F2G: Faithful to the Grind. 

But Spike Lee would be happy to know Fultz's shoes are the best part of his draft-day duds.

Bellemare posts heartfelt message to Flyers and their fans

Bellemare posts heartfelt message to Flyers and their fans

Departing an organization via the expansion draft is an odd thing. A player's team didn't choose to send him packing per se. They also didn't protect you, but they literally have a whole list of guys they didn't protect.

It's not exactly a knock on your skill or the way a team sees you in their longterm plans.

So it's no surprise Pierre-Edouard Bellemare had kind words for the team and city he now departs.

The Vegas Golden Knights selected Bellemare to be one of their original players on Wednesday. He took time out of his day today to thank the Flyers and their fans.

He posted a photo of himself skating in the orange and black with a big smile on his face with the following caption:

You never know what life can bring you, thats why I try to enjoy every second of it! This is a perfect picture to represent my awesome time as a Flyer, playing with great teammates, for this unbelievable organisation and even more unbelievable fans!!!
Thanks for the love and support Philly
#Bellsy78out

Flyers fans will likely wish him the best of luck on his new squad.