The Philadelphia 76ers shocked the NBA world today by signing center and social media icon Joel Embiid to a 5-year, $148 million contract extension.
While no one denies Embiid’s immense talent, many pundits and fans are shocked by the magnitude of the contract, since injuries have kept Embiid on the sidelines for over 87% of the Sixers’ games so far while he has been on the team.
The deal was such a shocker, even Embiid himself can’t believe it, and took to Twitter to express that. Seriously though, he thinks the story is totally fake.
Check out the tweets for yourself:
Poor Joel. Well, not literally, but you get what we’re saying. It looks like he’s going to refuse to believe the big contract story until he gets his first check from it.
Honestly though, we can’t really blame him. But here’s to hoping that “The Process” stays healthy and the contract turns out not to be such an unbelievable matter after all.