Joel Embiid is the NBA’s biggest comedian — both figuratively and probably literally.
He will find a way to make light of almost any situation. And he did just that before taking off to Orlando to enter the NBA’s Disney World bubble and take part in the season’s restart.
Embiid voiced his concerns about the NBA’s restart earlier this week. He told reporters that he hates the idea, but said he’d still participate. His main concerns were about safety — not just for him, but for the people around him that he interacts with every day.
ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins and wrongly attacked Embiid for speaking about his very valid concerns.
So what does Embiid do in turn? He wears an entire body suit along with a mask and some gloves to get on to his flight to Orlando on Thursday.
Brilliant. Simply brilliant. He’s ready to fly now. Talk about taking absolutely no chances. Good on him.
And he gave the internet a good laugh.
Amazing. In all seriousness, good for Embiid for taking every precaution possible to make sure that he and his loved ones are safe. Even if that means wearing a whole hazmat suit to get it done.