Sixers’ Joel Embiid drops truth bomb on ‘The Process’ that won’t please Adam Silver
The Philadelphia 76ers have come a long way since the early days of the infamous “Process” started off by revolutionary former general manager Sam Hinkie.
After much roster upheaval, Joel Embiid has now made good on his MVP-level potential while having a roster around him featuring a former MVP in James Harden and high-level talent in Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris.
But even as he soars to new heights, Joel Embiid still hasn’t forgotten where he came from. In a recent appearance on The Draymond Green Show, the Sixers star spoke out on embracing The Process both as his nickname and as the polarizing ordeal his team went through courtesy of Sam Hinkie.
“There was a couple of things,” said Joel Embiid on embracing the Sixers’ process. “First thing was, I got drafted by Sam Hinkie. And you know, he’s the reason why we were able to draft me and have these many picks and all that stuff. I got to the league and my second year, (Hinkie) was basically forced out, I don’t wanna say names but you know I’m outspoken so I’ll say it: the NBA. I don’t know who, but I think that’s what it was. They basically forced him out and I didn’t like it.”
“I knew they didn’t like The Process and then I was like ‘you know what? I’m gonna piss some people off. So that’s why I started pushing the agenda about you know what? I’m gonna support my mans because he drafted me, coming out of college before I got drafted he believed in me,” the Sixers star continued.
Joel Embiid has never been bashful about letting his thoughts be heard, controversial or otherwise. Embodying Sam Hinkie’s Process in human form was a way to immortalize its relative success despite what he believes to be a league trying to cover up that it ever even happened. The only thing more that he can do to further his support of The Process is to bring a championship to the Sixers franchise.