Top 5 Unknown Facts About the NBA Star Joel Embiid

By: Fatima Roshni Image credit: NBA Passion

Drafted in 2014 by the Philadelphia 76ers, NBA MVP Joel Embiid, entering the 9th season of his professional career, is currently experiencing quite a bit of growth in comparison to other stars.

Embiid's career prominence and achievements of today are, however, a result of his hard work and dedication to the field as a five-star prospect at The Rock School and a University of Kansas player.

From his on-court dominance, skills, and emerging personality to his personal interests, including his social media presence, Embiid's life holds some captivating unknown facts.

Known for his love for social media, Embiid is quite the ladies' man who loves to flirt on his social media accounts through DMs, including Hollywood personalities like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna.

The NBA MVP has been actively involved in philanthropic work, including partnerships with several communities and organizations in support of causes and areas involving education and healthcare.

Quite interestingly, Embiid's interest in basketball dates back to his childhood as a 13-year-old youngster watching an NBA Finals game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.

After high school, Embiid was said to travel to France to get enrolled at INSEP to play volleyball as directed by his father prohibiting from playing basketball carrying more physical skills.

An interesting fact of his childhood includes washing his clothes himself and the allowance to play sports only if he would memorize all the notes written down by him every day as told by his parents.

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