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Joel Embiid kisses fan on head after sending blocked shot into stands

Joel Embiid is without question one of the most compelling and charismatic personalties in the NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers big man supplied further evidence as to why he’s among the league’s brightest stars during this week’s exhibition matchup in China against the Dallas Mavericks.

The latest awesome demonstration of Embiid’s charm offensive came afters blocking a Dwight Powell shot with such force that it flew into the crowd and caromed off a fan’s head. Upon realizing what had occurred, Embiid strolled over to the fan and their interaction ended with the Sixers star smooching the man on the head.

How sweet.

Embiid has big plans and expectations for the 2018-19 NBA season. Given the 76ers, with Emibiid and Ben Simmons headlining a talented roster, are among the top teams in the Eastern Conference, there’s little reason to doubt that the 24-year-old star will accomplish at least some of them.

One thing is for certain: Embiid has no shortage of confidence heading into the season. Who knows what he can accomplish beyond making kindhearted gestures to fans?