Update: Joel Embiid is actually happy about getting drafted by Philadelphia.
Hello Philly!!!! This is my real “Just got drafted” face. Couldnt be happier to be a 76er!!! pic.twitter.com/asA5nGBRUD
— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 27, 2014
Earlier: Due to his injury, Joel Embiid is not in attendance at tonight’s NBA Draft at Barclay’s Center in New York. The former Kansas big man is viewing the broadcast from Los Angeles, Calif.
The Philadelphia 76ers selected Embiid with the No. 3 pick, following Andrew Wiggins going to Cleveland and Jabari Parker to Milwaukee. After the announcement, ESPN showed Embiid on a couch in Los Angeles, apparently reacting to the news of him being selected. He did not look enthused.
It was just due to some satellite delay, though.
Tape delay, guys…
— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) June 26, 2014
ESPN later went back to Embiid, who was quite excited.