Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election Tuesday night elicited a couple of amusing—and, let’s be frank, badly-needed—responses from Joel Embiid.

The big fella joked that “America is tanking”, and since we’re all from Africa, the continent will now gladly welcome everyone back to the motherland.

On a more serious note, Embiid says he wishes the Sixers would let him play more minutes.

Per Philly.com:

The Sixers said Tuesday that he would not make the trip to Indianapolis for Wednesday’s game even though it is not a situation in which they’re playing on back-to-back nights. And he thought he was scheduled to go.

 

“That kind of caught me off guard,” Embiid said Tuesday after practice. “They told me that yesterday. I want to play. But like I said, they care about me, and I’m going to follow whatever they have planned for me.”

 

Coach Brett Brown said the organization looks beyond back-to-back games and to “the volume of games in a condensed period of time.” […] “We just feel like the rest and the treatment is best suited here in Philadelphia, here at this wonderful training complex,” said Brown, whose squad began a stretch of five games in eight nights on Monday. “I think it’s just the holistic study of what his month is, his few weeks are . . . that influence the judgment and direction of when he can play.”