As a present, his team provided him with a 118-114 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, they also gave him yet another present: custom-made shirts poking fun at the All-Star player.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) March 17, 2022
The rest of the 76ers team warmed up while wearing shirts featuring Embiid’s young face from his time playing at Kansas.
These shirts were a hilarious way to poke fun at Embiid while also celebrating him.
But they didn’t stop there – Embiid was also serenaded by a rendition of “Happy Birthday”.
Aside from his birthday, Embiid has plenty of reasons to be cheerful right now.
Philly Pushing Forward
For the first time in a very long time, there are quite a few people who think the 76ers might actually have a chance at making the NBA Finals.
The team has turned into a serious threat in the East this year.
They have been good for a few seasons now but they are better than ever this time around.
Right now, the team is sitting at third in the East with a record of 42-26.
Only the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat are ahead of the 76ers and Philly is only one game behind Milwaukee and two behind the Heat.
A lot of the success this year is due to Embiid, who has been playing at MVP levels he never reached before.
With his leadership and skill, along with the rest of the stellar team, the path to the Finals is wider than ever.
Can Philadelphia finally make good on a promise they made their fans so many years ago and reach the Finals?