December 29, 2016

Joel Embiid needs help hooking up with his 'famous' crush

Sixers center says celebrity (probably Rihanna) would only date All-Stars

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Joel Embiid needs help hooking up with his 'famous' crush Matt Slocum/AP

The Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid in action during an NBA game against the Brooklyn Nets, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in Philadelphia.

If you're a Sixers fan, you should already be casting ballots for Joel Embiid to go to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game: The young center is putting up 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game despite averaging only about 24 minutes a game this season. 


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But there's another reason you should vote for Embiid to be the first Sixer to be an All-Star since the 2012-13 season. Embiid tweeted two years ago about an unidentified "famous girl" he was "trying to get with." According to him, the woman told him to try again when he was an All-Star.

On Wednesday night, Embiid retweeted that tweet, adding that this was his chance to be with his "crush."

Who is Embiid trying to court? It could be Rihanna, whom Embiid has admired on Twitter in the past and supposedly met on one occasion.

Yeah, it's probably Rihanna. You can vote for Embiid here or by tweeting his name with the hashtag #NBAVote.

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 16.