Cameroonian professional basketball player Joel Embiid plays for NBA team, Philadelphia 76ers. He is the two-time recipient of NBA All-Star and All-NBA Second Team in 2018 and 2019.
Joel Embidd Bio & Family
The player was born as Joel Hans Embiid on 16 March 1994 in Yaoundé, Cameroon Embiid, to parents, Thomas Embidd and Christin. By profession, his father is involved in arm force. He went to Montverde Academy, Mbah a Moute’s alma mater. However, due to a lack of playing time, he had to transfer after his first year. To which, he attended The Rock School, a Christian academy, in Gainesville, Florida.
Joel stands at the height of 7 feet 0 in (2.13 m) tall and weighs around 127 kg.
Career & Net Worth
The 25-year-old has a net worth of $35 million from the professional NBA since 2014. Sometime later on 20 June 2014, he had to go surgery on a broken navicular bone in his right foot. To which he was out of the league for almost six months playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. The 2016/2017 was his rookie season, and after it was about to conclude, he signed a large contract with the team.
The agreement was for a five-year, worth $148 million that included maximum deal extension. It also included an additional $30 million if he was able to secure an All-NBA first played or the 2017/2018 MVP.
Joel Embidd’s playing stats (Picture: ESPN)
Joel has an impeccable stats playing with 76ers. Likewise, he was able to secure a game-high 13 rebounds on 25 November 2019. Sadly, he did not score any points for the first time his career in the 76ers’ 101–96 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Does Joel Have A Girlfriend?
Besides his illustrating NBA contract and obligations, Joel relishes a great relationship. His girlfriend’s name is Anne De Paula, and the couple defines an ideal couple goals on their own social media handles.
Joel Embiid with girlfriend Anne De Paula on 28 June 2019 at the Great Wall of China (Picture: Joel’s Instagram)
The player’s girlfriend is from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. She is a model by profession and works for Wilhelmina Models, the USA, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
In his IG post, Joel wrote,
Enjoying life with M’lady with an amazing view❤️❤️❤️❤️
Some Interesting Facts About Joel Embiid
- Joel first played volleyball at a professional level in Europe.
- He started playing basketball at age 15,
- His Basketball inspiration is NBA Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon.
- The Rivals.com reckoned him as a five-star recruit, and then he went to Kansas in November 2012.