Sixers big man Joel Embiid tricks everyone into thinking he cut his hair for April Fools

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UPDATE: Turns out it was an April Fools joke all along. Embiid took to his Twitter on Sunday to drop what one can assume is a current photo with his hair intact.

A prior version of this story indicated that Embiid had cut his stylish ‘do, but with the caveat that it might be an April Fools joke.

Meanwhile, this is what Embiid apparently (still) looks like today.

Via Twitter:

The photo below, it should be mentioned, is extremely good Photoshop work. Professional level stuff, so kudos to Embiid.

Original story:

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid has a pretty sweet hairstyle. He hasn’t had a short crop in a minute, and perhaps that’s what encouraged Embiid to reach for the clippers.

On Saturday, Embiid posted a photo of a new, short haircut to social media with the phrase “Back to the start of the process”.

Hilariously — or perhaps sadly — Embiid posted the same photo to Instagram expressing deep regret for his choice.

Via Instagram:

Many thought this was an April Fools joke, but it appears to be real. Meanwhile, Embiid is going to have to wait a while until his ‘do grows back out.

We’ve all been there, Joel.