Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was rocking a face mask for the ages while going through warmups Wednesday night.
I don’t know how anybody could look at Embiid’s black face gear, which for a broken orbital bone, and not instantly think of Bane. The former Kansas star noticed the resemblance himself.
“No one cared who I was until I put on the mask”…. The Phantom of The Process pic.twitter.com/JOkQxCAxYA
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) April 12, 2018
That’s such a great quote from “The Dark Knight.” Without question one of the best lines in the movie.
Of course, Twitter had to have fun with the whole situation too.
— Lounge Couch Sports (@Lounge_Couch) April 12, 2018
Joel Embiid looks like a superhero who’s just starting out and doesn’t have the Avengers budget yet pic.twitter.com/RimQjPr9Be
— Andrew Gruttadaro (@andrewgrutt) April 11, 2018
About to write a think piece about how Joel Embiid’s face mask is racially insensitive. pic.twitter.com/sODQxtEhjw
— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) April 12, 2018
— Patrick Macomber (@heymacomber) April 12, 2018
This is one of those moments when Twitter and the internet is at its best. There’s no arguing, no bickering or any of that garbage.
It’s just people coming together to have a great few laughs along the way. Embiid also continued to prove that he has one of the chillest Twitters in the game. He knew people would be commentating on the mask, so he weighed in with the best take. That’s a guy with a lot of situational awareness.