Joel Embiid on his tennis game: “They call me the black Roger Federer”


I hope Joel Embiid is healthy and able to play all season — not just because he makes the Sixers better, but because there is no more entertaining player in the league off the court.

Video surfaced on Thursday of Embiid getting in some late-night tennis in Philly.

Embiid was asked about his tennis skills after practice, and his answer was vintage Embiid (the video is above).

“It’s really good. I’m a really good server. They call me the black Roger Federer.”

Never change, Embiid.

By the way, in actual basketball related Embiid news, he was cleared by doctors and practiced five-on-five on Thursday. The team is hoping he’s healthy and ready to go on opening night.