December 29, 2016
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.
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.
This is the truth... I was trying to get with this famous girl and she said " Come back when you're a All Star" bruhh pic.twitter.com/CFBnRqnKMA— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 17, 2014
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.
You're BAE for real... Great seeing you last night😍😍😍 @rihanna— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) May 3, 2015
Hey baby holla at me!! Dinner at giorgios at 930pm @rihanna????— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014
Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 16.