SOUNDS LIKE SIXERS JOJO HAS RECOVERED FROM MCL, BELLS PALSY!

By Tommy Matthews

Joel Embiid is a huge soccer fan, especially the Champions League, and seems to be feeling better after experiencing Bell’s palsy during the playoffs, Marc Stein tweets.

Embiid was watching the Real Madrid victory over Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London, where he joined CBS Sports’ “UCL Today” prior to the match:

“Growing up, I’ve always been a big soccer fan,” Embiid said. “I watched growing up. … Watching the Galacticos, [Zinedine] Zidane, that era made me fall in love with them.”

Embiid said he feels “much better” with his injured knee and face, which limited him in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs against the Knicks.

The best interaction of the segment came when asked whether Real Madrid was Vinicius Junior or Jude Bellingham’s team, and Embiid evaded the question, saying soccer “is a team sport.”

But Henry followed up asking if the Sixers were his team, or someone else’s team. Embiid’s response?

“That’s my team,” earning a big laugh from the panel.

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