76ers Send Media Shirley Temple Kits to Get Joel Embiid into the All-Star Game

Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2017

The Philadelphia 76ers want to get rookie big man Joel Embiid into the 2017 NBA All-Star Game.

Badly.

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:

[Twitter]