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Joel Embiid is now ripped, jokes about weight issues on Instagram

Feb 20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during warm ups prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 20, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during warm ups prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

There have been plenty of reports over the last few months detailing how Joel Embiid hasn't exactly been cooperative while rehabilitating from injury.

Perhaps the most ridiculous was his poor dietary habits, which reportedly at one point included drinking a pitcher of Shirley Temples on a daily basis.

Whether all of that was true or not, it's clearly in the past. Embiid now appears to be in incredible shape, and included a #shirleytemple hashtag in a recent Instagram post to let us know that he's well aware of how he's previously been perceived.

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