Embiid, whose proficiency on Twitter has helped him garner a gargantuan number of fan votes, will also need the help of media members and his peers to get into the game. On Tuesday, the Sixers sent media members a Shirley Temple kit.
Of course, Brian Geltzeiler reported in 2015 that while recovering from foot surgery, Embiid was putting on weight thanks to pitchers of his favorite drink.
Embiid's since made jokes about the claim (warning: NSFW language):
The Sixers did, too:
In addition to sending out the kits, the Sixers will be selling Shirley Temples at Wells Fargo Center during Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks:
In honor of its All-Star vote push for Joel Embiid, the 76ers & vendor Aramark will sell 16 oz Shirley Temples on tomorrow vs Knicks for $5 pic.twitter.com/jvHoRjKwLX— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 10, 2017