Joel Embiid Appears to Predict 76ers’ Road to NBA Championship in Instagram Post


Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, of Cameroon, looks on prior to the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Friday, April 6, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 132-130. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid seemingly offered a prediction Saturday on Twitter regarding how the Sixers will fare in the NBA playoffs.

As seen in the following Instagram post, Embiid laid out Philadelphia’s potential playoff path:

A photo posted by Joel “The Process” Embiid (@joelembiid)

Yahoo Sports NBA tweeted the photos as well, showing Embiid in pictures with the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors:

Joel Embiid’s got some NBA playoff predictions. 👀

If the Sixers win their first-round matchup with the Heat, they will take on either the Celtics or Milwaukee Bucks in the second round. They would then take on either the Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers or Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Houston Rockets are the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, but Embiid seems to believe the Warriors will come out of the West for the fourth consecutive year.

Philly is making its first playoff appearance since 2011-12, and it is riding a 16-game winning streak.

The Sixers’ first postseason game is Saturday, but Embiid won’t play because of a broken bone near his left eye.


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