The doctor prescribed Joel Embiid the proper medication and bed rest after his recent foot surgery. Jabari Parker prescribed his fellow NBA draft prospect Oreos and Gatorade.
Parker visited Embiid’s bedside to deliver the care package and check up on his friend. He posted a picture of the visit on Instagram on Sunday night, in which Parker is handing Embiid the treats at the bedside.
“Had to check up on my boy @joelembiid and give him his meds. He's in very good spirits. s/o to@arsnyder1 for taking the photo. #GodspeedJOJO,” Parker said in his Instagram post.
The former Duke star showed sportsmanship and class in this de facto passing of the torch for No. 1 pick in the draft.
With Embiid’s injury, Parker or Kansas' Andrew Wiggins is now projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Cavaliers.
Embiid had two screws implanted Friday to repair his fractured right foot. Dr. Richard Ferkel, who performed the surgery, said, "The surgery went very well and I’m confident that after appropriate healing he will be able to return to NBA Basketball.”
Despite reports of Embiid's draft stock plummeting, some mock drafts still have him going as high as the No. 4 pick to the Orlando Magic.
For now all the former Kansas big man can do is watch the NBA draft unfold Thursday night from the comfort of his bed while munching on his Oreos.