If you are a massive fan of basketball, you must have heard the name Joel Embiid, a young Cameroonian player who has proved his skills and worth inside the pitch. His popularity has continued to increase over the years, making him an idol of a majority of the basketball players.
Joel Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who is currently playing for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before joining the NBA, he played one season of college basketball at the University of Kansas.
Joel Embiid profile summary
- Real name: Joel Hans Embiid
- Nickname: Joel Embiid, the Process
- Date of birth: 16th March 1994
- Place of birth: Yaounde, Cameroon
- Joel Embiid age: 25 years
- Joel Embiid nationality: Cameroonian
- Ethnicity: Cameroonian
- Joel Embiid height: 7 feet
- Weight: 113 kg
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Black
- Occupation: Basketball player
- Joel Embiid salary: $4.826m per year
- Net worth: $32.1 million
Joel Embiid biography
Joel Embiid is a Cameroonian-born professional basketball player born as Joel Hans Embiid on 16th March 1994 in Yaounde Cameroon. He was born to Cameroonian parents, Mr. Thomas Embiid and Mrs. Christine Embiid. Thomas Embiid was a military man and a competitive handball player.
He attended Montverde Academy, but after a year he transferred due to lack of time to play basketball. He joined a Christian academy named The Rock School in Gainesville, Florida. After his high school education, he joined the University of Kansas for one year.
His professional career began on 9th April 2014, when he was declared for the 2014 NBA draft. Unfortunately, he broke his navicular bone on his right foot, forcing him to undergo surgery. As a result, he was ruled out from playing for a period of four to six months.
After six days, he was chosen by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 3rd overall pick. This selection made him the third Cameroonian-born NBA player in the entire NBA history.
On 26th August 2014, Joel signed a rookie scale contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Ever since then, he has been playing for this team to-date. Joel has also played a few other games for the Cameroon national basketball team (CNB). On 7th February 2017, he was named to the preliminary team in order to compete in the Republic of Congo in the 2017 FIBA Afro-Basket.
Even with the numerous periods he spent off the court; he made it to the NBA All-Rookie First Team of 2017. In October 2017, the Philadelphia 76ers renewed his contract for another five years at a value of $148 million.
Joel Embiid all star title is one the things he has done to prove his worth as seen in the honors and awards he has attained, such as; NBA All-Star of 2018, NBA All-Defensive Second Team of the year and the All-NBA Second Team of the year. In the 103 games he has played, Embiid has been able to attain an average of 22.6 points, 10.1 total rebounds, and 2.9 assists in each game. Here is one of Joel Embiid pictures.
Joel Embiid height and other body measurements
Joel has an athletic body with a height of 7 feet and he weighs 113 kg. He has black eyes and black hair. However, his other body measurements such as biceps, waist and chest measurements aren’t publicly available at the moment.
Wife and dating history
Who is Joel Embiid wife? The basketball star is not married but is currently in a relationship with Anne de Paula. Anne is a swimsuit model represented by the Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. The two have been spotted together on several occasions, such as during the preseason of the NBA China Games. Momentarily, the couple is enjoying a happy dating life without rumors of any problems.
Joel Embiid and Rihanna controversy
In 2014, Joel fired off several tweets in a bid to woo the Disturbia artist, Rihanna. Unfortunately, he was turned down by the lady people presumed was Rihanna. According to Joel, this is what the lady had to say,
Come back when you're an All-Star bruhh, tweeted the lady.
Joel Embiid net worth and salary
Joel's primary source of income is derived from his basketball career, which gives him a salary of $4.826 million per year. Currently, his net worth is estimated to stand at roughly more than $32.1 million.
The five-year contract with the Sixers will see him garner $27,250,000 for the 2019-2020 season and $29,000,000 for the 2020-2021 seasons.
Joel Embiid endorsements
Other than his annual salary, Joel signed a deal with Under Armour, a clothing and footwear giant. The deal made him the highest-paid individual on a shoe deal. Before signing with the Under Armour, he previously wore the Adidas.
This is what Joel had to say regarding his decision to switch from Adidas to Under Armour.
Basketball has given me everything, but it has to be bigger than basketball. That was the first thing that I said to Under Armour, and they were behind it 100 percent. This isn’t about a shoe deal. I mean, listen. I’m gonna make sure they design some shoes as pretty as I am. Don’t worry about that. We’re gonna take care of that. But this is bigger than that. I want to use this partnership to do something real. I want to do something that would make my brother proud, said Joel.
Joel Embiid is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here are the links to his social media accounts.
Joel Embiid is undoubtedly, one of the most celebrated basketball players in the United States. The star has attained several recognition. He is indeed a voice to reckon with, for many aspiring basketball players across the globe.
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