Joel Embiid made his long-awaited debut for the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, and it is fair to say that Embiid lived up to the hype that had built over the previous two years.

In his first real basketball game in over two years, Embiid dropped 20 points, showed himself to be a defensive anchor and a beyond-solid rebounder, and also unveiled a wide-ranging offensive arsenal.

He got his first regular season basket in style
It didn't take long for Embiid to show off his range either 

Steven Adams is one of the NBA's better defensive centers, and he couldn't contain Embiid

In short, Embiid was extremely impressive in his debut, and Sixers fans have a lot to be excited about, especially once Ben Simmons returns to the roster.