Joel Embiid throws down monster tomahawk against Cavaliers

That's one way to introduce yourself to the champs.

Joel Embiid is happening. This is no longer a rehearsal dinner.

We've barely begun the NBA preseason and it's becoming increasingly apparent that the 76ers rookie is not other rookies. He is bigger, he moves differently. He throws down offensively-cocked tomahawks on the defending champs.

Philadelphia's Dario Saric found Embiid open at mid-range early in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Quicken Loans Arena. Many centers would see this as an opportunity to kick the tires on that jumper they've been working on.

Embiid, however, saw opportunity to visit the mesosphere.