Sixers' Joel Embiid a 'Man of the people'

Joel Embiid has been spotted around town lately.

Apparently, 76ers center Joel Embiid’s workouts aren’t confined to the team’s  practice facility.

Embiid, who is rehabilitating a left knee injury, was spotted playing tennis Sunday night on a Philly court. Then a Lyft driver saw him jogging in the city Monday night. Embiid was heading home after a second night of tennis with a member of the Sixers’ coaching staff.

But why would a high-profile athlete jog in the streets and on sidewalks late at night?  What if he ran across pushy autograph-seeking fans or hecklers and put himself in harm’s way?

“He declares himself to be a man of the people,” coach Brett Brown said. “I think that is true. He’s proud of that and I think he lives it.”