Sixers, Joel Embiid reportedly finalizing 4-year, $196 million contract extension

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 26: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates during the third quarter against the Washington Wizards during Game Two of the Eastern Conference first round series at Wells Fargo Center on May 26, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 26: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates during the third quarter against the Washington Wizards during Game Two of the Eastern Conference first round series at Wells Fargo Center on May 26, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

The love affair between Joel Embiid and the city of Philadelphia is a beautiful thing, and it will continue for at least another four years.

ESPN's Romona Shelburne reported on Tuesday that Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers are in the process of finalizing a four-year, $196 million supermax contract extension.

The deal will keep Embiid in Philly through the 2026-2027 season. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, he'll be guaranteed a total of $261 million.

Embiid's irrepressible personality shone through even in the details of the extension. According to Shelburne, Embiid chose to represent himself in negotiations with the team.

As Shelburne pointed out, Embiid has been exceptional for the Sixers. More than that, he's been the key difference maker. With issues surrounding Ben Simmons' consistency and willingness to shoot the ball, Embiid has continually stepped up. He played the second half of the playoffs on a partially torn meniscus, never complaining and putting up series-saving performances.

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