Do Joel Embiid and the 76ers have a comeback in them?

  • Senior writer for ESPN.com
  • Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News

There was a time when Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was a must-follow on Twitter. Whether it was trolling opponents or asking Rihanna out on a date, Embiid’s early social media game was often ahead of his on-court game.

As his talent blossomed the past two seasons — he’s one of three finalists for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award for the second year in a row — he has pulled back quite a bit.

But late Wednesday afternoon, Embiid posted something to an anxious Sixers fan base eagerly awaiting any morsel of information about his concussion, fractured orbital bone and chances of playing at home Friday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).

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