The new All-Star Game format brought more defense and an interesting twist.
Embiid enjoyed the moment at the NBA All-Star Game, and Ben Simmons' instagram hinted at a possible Sixers pursuit of LeBron James this summer.
Saying a racial slur would be totally out of character for the 33-year-old, known for speaking out against racial inequality and social injustice.
Other highlights from the Saturday in Los Angeles include LeBron James responding to controversial criticism from a FOX News personality.
Joel Embiid is one of the biggest attractions at the NBA All-Star Weekend.
Cheeks is one of 13 finalists.
Joel Embiid called being able share his Rising Star experience with Ben Simmons and Dario Saric "amazing."
The Jazz rookie guard on Simmons: "He's talented. He's close to being an all-star this year. He's really talented and can do a lot of things that a lot of rookie can't."
The Sixers center wants to enjoy the moment during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Joel Embiid, who's nursing a sore right ankle, was still scheduled to participate in Friday's exhibition as of Thursday afternoon. The Sixers center was also selected to Sunday's NBA All-Star game and Saturday's Skills Challenge.
Simmons earned his sixth triple-double as the Sixers overcame a 24-point deficit to beat the Heat.
The Sixers bench, led by Marco Belinelli, combined for 39 points to win the game.
They appear to have made saving face a higher priority than doing what's necessary to help Fultz. "That would be insane," one sports psychologist said.