August 13, 2015
If there's one thing that Sixers' centers Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid have in common, it's their "thirst," so to speak.
Embiid made social media headlines last summer for his pursuit of Kim Kardashian on Twitter, which he ended after realizing she was married to rapper Kanye West. The injured big man has since moved on to Rihanna, but Okafor is now taking another shot at courting a member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan.
His target: Kim's younger half-sister Kendall Jenner.
Bleacher Report pointed out that his former Duke teammate and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyrus Jones tweeted the exact same thing. They also noted that Embiid and Okafor have been hanging out, suggesting that he may be behind Okafor's flirtation.
Jenner hasn't responded on Twitter. But the two could make a good couple: They're both 19 and celebrities that face intense media scrutiny. Jenner, no stranger to controversy, could have consoled him when the media flipped out over #Tablegate.
The real question is, after two of the Sixers' three young big men have made their passes, what the heck is Nerlens Noel doing? He could reach out to Khloe, right?