Joel Embiid plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA, but he gained a lot of respect for his one-year play at the University of Kansas before joining the National Basketball Association.
The two-meter-tall Cameroonian professional basketball player, who nicknamed himself “The Process,” was named an NBA All-Star in 2018 thanks to his outstanding skills and talent. He was born in the Cameroonian city of Yaoundé as the son of his father, military officer Thomas Embiid, and his wife Christine.
Embiid, born as Joel-Hans Embiid on 16 March 1994, began playing basketball at the age of 15, following in the footsteps of Nigerian-American former professional basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon, whom he considered a worthy role model. Before he became interested in basketball, Embiid played volleyball and football well. However, he officially started playing basketball at the age of 17, after being discovered by an NBA player and Yaounde native, Luc Mbah a Moute. He was then transferred to the United States of America where he focused on becoming a professional basketball player.
Joel became a professional basketball player in 2014 and has remained so until today. He started while studying at the University of Kansas, where he played a year-long game and was named one of the top 30 finalists for Naismith College Player of the Year. In the same year, he signed up for the 2014 NBA Draft and was voted number 3 in Round 1 by the Philadelphia 76ers. That was after he played 28 games, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.6 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game, and averaged 11.2 points in 2013-14.
During his time with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014, Joel was awarded the Big 12 All-Defensive Team and the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team and also won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. In 2018, he won the NBA All-Star award, and between the 2017 and 2018 seasons, he signed a five-year contract with the Philadelphia team worth $147 million. His salary from 2018 will be $4,826 million, giving him an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Joel Embiid’s Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Joel is undoubtedly a very great man. His height was a very controversial issue for a long time, as many sports platforms list him at 7.2 or 7.0 centimeters. However, the Sixers list him under 7’0? with a bodyweight of 113.4 kg. The skillful baller has black hair and dark brown eyes. He is most likely loved by the fans because of his skills and his amazing size.
Joel is active in social media where he has about 1.38 million followers on Twitter, 2.3 million followers on Instagram, and over 261k followers on Facebook.
Joel Embiid’s Girlfriend, Relationship with Rihanna
Although Joel is a playful personality with an amazing presence in social media, he has carefully kept the affairs of his relationship out of the public eye. The good-looking basketball star was recently seen questioning the popular Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty on Twitter. As a single, good-looking young man who does not yet have a serious relationship, he seemed to have a crush on world-class celebrities when he clearly asked her if she was single.
The singer Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, and moved to the USA as a teenager. Currently, she is said to be in a relationship with a Saudi businessman, Hassan Jameel, who comes from a family considered one of the richest in the world. The family, considered by Forbes to be the 12 richest Arabs in the world, is said to be worth 1.1 billion pounds sterling. Both Rihanna and her boyfriend were seen together when he accompanied her to a Grammy Afterparty.
While Rihanna has not yet officially responded to the basketball star’s question, Joel is still single and is not currently in a serious relationship with a girl. He probably pays more attention to his basketball career.
Quick facts you need to know about Joel Embiid
|Full Name:||Joel-Hans Embiid|
|Birth Date:||March 16, 1994|
|Birth Place:||Yaoundé, Cameroon|
|Father’s Name:||Thomas Embiid|
|Mother’s Name:||Christine Embiid|
|Profession:||Professional basketball player|
|Height:||7 feet 0 inches (2.13m)|
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|