Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford was asked a simple question before Wednesday's game. 76ers center Joel Embiid didn't make the trip, and a reporter wanted to know if Clifford was intrigued about facing him.

"No. I'm not intrigued to see him play tonight," Clifford said.

Then Clifford told a story about watching preseason game film of Embiid in his office. Hornets assistant Patrick Ewing, a Hall of Fame center, walked in and said "Whoa!"

Ewing told Clifford that Embiid could very well be the most talented center in the league.