Joel Embiid wouldn’t be Joel Embiid if he gave a usual response.
The 76ers’ trash-talking All-Star center was asked after training-camp practice Friday what it’s been like working with player development coach Roy Hibbert.
“Well, I’ve been busting his [butt],” Embiid said lightheartedly. “But [he’s] another guy with size. He helps a lot, another guy who is strong. So he’s been good.
“He’s in that trainers’ room every day after we work out, because I’m always hitting him. But he’s a great guy.”
The 7-foot-2 Hibbert was a two-time All-Star center. The 32-year-old concluded his nine-season NBA career in 2017. The Sixers hired him in August.