The most captivating pregame show that doesn't star Stephen Curry can be found in Philadelphia.

In early March, about an hour before tipoff against the Miami Heat, Joel Embiid is working up a sweat with 76ers' strength and conditioning coach Todd Wright. Hundreds of Sixers fans stand in the lower bowl and gaze with their iPhones out filming the workout. Their 2014 draft pick is finally playing basketball again. And doing it brilliantly. This is the Philly fans' Bigfoot protruding from the woods.

Five makes in the paint standing on one foot, the same one that required surgery eight months ago. Then jumpers on both feet by the free-throw line; he makes 20 of 22. Then hook shots on the block with hard counters, left to right and then right to left. Then free throws and midrange jumpers. Then 3-pointers, where he effortlessly drains about 70 percent of his tries.

All of this is documented on Derek Bodner's nine-minute video he posted for Philadelphia Magazine. Embiid's workout has generated more than 100,000 views on YouTube. The last head coach Brett Brown postgame news conference clocked in with 257 views; it was dated Jan. 21, 2015. Bodner has stopped posting those since. The other day, a fan sent a direct message to Bodner on Twitter asking which courtside seat he should buy to get the best view of Embiid's workout.