Joel Embiid’s healthy enough to beat Justin Bieber at arm wrestling

Joel Embiid isn't trying to hear you, Justin Bieber. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Joel Embiid isn’t trying to hear you, Justin Bieber. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Good news, you guys: Joel Embiid is officially healthy enough to beat a Canadian pop star in an arm-wrestling match.

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Taste the fury, Justin Bieber:


And now, embrace it

On one hand, this wasn’t exactly a fair fight for the Biebs, what with the Philadelphia 76ers center going a full 7 feet tall and somewhere around 260 pounds. On the other, if you’re going to take a basketball-related L, at least this is better than the last one Justin took.

Now that I’ve sufficiently whetted your appetite for Embiid-centric goodness, drink deeply of this silk spin move and detonating dunk from a summer workout:

Working on rips into quick spins with the brodie @joelembiid! #100skills100days #unseenhours @adidashoops

A video posted by Drew Hanlen (@drewhanlen) on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:16pm PDT

… and come back for another round of Embiid trying to say goodbye to yesterday with a tribute to the man who chose him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft: since-resigned general manager Sam Hinkie.

THE GOAT #HeDiedForOurSins #TrustTheProcess

A photo posted by Joel Hans Embiid (@joelembiid) on Jul 23, 2016 at 4:17pm PDT

“He died for our sins.” Man alive, am I ready for the Joel Embiid Era to finally, hopefully, officially start.

Hat-tips to Zach Harper of and The 700 Level.

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