Joel Embiid is expected to play in Game 3 and he teases a new mask. This mask is so special that he had to ask the league for permission to wear it before. According to Ramona Shelburne the mask is provided with protective goggles. It is also both carbon and polycarbonate.
While this mask is great and all … here are the masks we wanted.
THE PURGE MASKS
The regular Joel Embiid, who lies down on you, is scary. The Cleansing Mask Joel Embiid lights up for an eternity.
MRS. DOUBTFIRE FACE MASK
Okay, maybe that's not the safest option, but it would be a sure crowd pleaser.
Okay, maybe it lacks protection and heaviness, but it's up for discussion.
A DANG WELDER'S MASK
Ramona Shelburne reported that the mask has goggles and that it is stronger than the typical equipment worn in an NBA game. That sounds like a welder mask to me. And it will not be one of those welder masks that resemble a flat rectangle with a viewfinder. No, it will be this hyper-futuristic mask that companies are now selling. They look like robot bosses from the not-too-distant future, which makes sense because Joel is the future of the NBA.
BLACK PANTHER MASK
Victor Oladipo has already made it! Just wear it! It's perfect!
POINT BREAK MASKS
One for each quarter. Imagine being dipped by Jimmy Carter. I know I can.
Embiid used a Bane quote when he tried the mask for the first time: "No one cared who I was until I put on the mask." That's not really true. Many people took care of Embiid before putting on this mask. He would not do much to protect his orbital fracture. But it would be scary!
GUY FAWKES MASK
The best part of imagining that Joel Embiid wears a Guy Fawkes mask is that you know that he's probably not a fan of V for Vendetta or really the guy's Fawkes Legend or anything. He would just think that it is a great mask that is intimidating and somehow funny and carries her. One bonus is that teammates can absolutely convince him to get out of the movie in effect in the wig or hat or hooded cloak. P for Process much?
MASK OF YOU'RE NEXT
The Mask of The Man in the Iron Mask
Could get a little hot, but it's all part of the experience, Joel!
Is the mask a practical basketball accessory? No. Is "You Next" a great buzzword to intimidate the Celtics or the Bucks when the Sixers retire from the first round? Very much yes.