His Attempt to Recruit LeBron James to the Philadelphia 76ers, Wanting to Date Rihanna and Other Secrets About Joel Embiid You Must Know!

Joel Embiid has established himself as one of the best big men in the NBA. And with all that is going on around Ben Simmons and Philly, he is the one player that they rely on blindly. 

However, Embiid may be a superstar but just like everyone else, he has some secrets not everyone knows about. Tap to find out!

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Joel Embiid wants to date Rihanna

After Rihanna followed him on Twitter, Embiid announced that him and RiRi were an item. But Rihanna never replied to him. He even posted a fake picture of him and Rihanna on a "date" with the hashtag #JOHANNA. Looks like Embiid isn't at all afraid to shoot his shot. But he also broke up with her like this...

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Rick Ross helped him learn English

D'Angelo Russell and Joel Embiid were in the same high school. So, Russell, in an interview revealed that Embiid was not very fluent in English. But he was a big fan of Rick Ross, so he would keep quoting him. Wow! What a way to learn, isn't it?

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Everyone thought he wasn't happy being drafted by the 76ers

During the NBA Draft in 2014, Embiid was unfortunately stuck in LA and recovering from a foot injury. But there was still a camera crew at his place covering his party. Due to the delay in the broadcast, it seemed like he wasn't too happy with being picked by Philly but only a few moments later, his real reaction popped up.

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Embiid wanted to quit basketball in the 2015-16 NBA season

After being ruled out for a second NBA season, Embiid was inches away from quitting basketball. He said he couldn't take it, sitting out for 2 years.  Especially the death of his brother the year before was very hard on him. He wanted to leave everything behind and go to his family in Cameroon, for good.

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Vampire Diaries is his favorite TV show

Most people would think that someone as big and strong as him likes to watch a teenage drama show? Well, there is absolutely nothing wrong with kicking back and relaxing, while watching some fun and light drama unfold on TV. Embiid accepted that VD was his favorite show on Twitter.

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Triple H gave Joel Embiid some performance Tips

When the starting lineup for the 76ers was announced back in 2017 during a Hornets-Sixers game, Embiid impersonated Triple H's trademark of spitting into the air but Triple H wasn't very pleased and left some tips to improve on it on Twitter.

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Joel Embiid tried his best to convince LeBron James to join the 76ers

Right after he was drafted in 2014, Embiid spent several days Tweeting at LeBron James in an effort to convince him to leave the Cavs and join him. But a few days later, he ended that pursuit. Bron and Embiid seem to share a good bond.

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