Joel Embiid is one of the biggest attractions at the NBA All-Star Weekend.
Cheeks is one of 13 finalists.
Joel Embiid called being able share his Rising Star experience with Ben Simmons and Dario Saric "amazing."
The Jazz rookie guard on Simmons: "He's talented. He's close to being an all-star this year. He's really talented and can do a lot of things that a lot of rookie can't."
The Sixers center wants to enjoy the moment during NBA All-Star Weekend.
Jimmy Kimmel asked him about how he was nearly traded by the Sixers to the Lakers in the early 1990s. What followed was hilarious.
Joel Embiid, who's nursing a sore right ankle, was still scheduled to participate in Friday's exhibition as of Thursday afternoon. The Sixers center was also selected to Sunday's NBA All-Star game and Saturday's Skills Challenge.
Simmons earned his sixth triple-double as the Sixers overcame a 24-point deficit to beat the Heat.
The Sixers bench, led by Marco Belinelli, combined for 39 points to win the game.
The Sixers work on the offensive glass and a sparkling debut by Marco Belinelli fueled the comeback victory over the Heat.
The Sixers came back from a 24-point deficit to beat the Heat without Joel Embiid.
Erik Spoelstra said the shooting made Wednesday's game seem totally insignificant.
The Sixers are 4-0 in their five-game home stand leading up to the all-star break.