Joel Embiid now officially has a shot at dating Rihanna
Even before he played his first NBA game, Joel Embiid had already made a name for himself as one of the most entertaining sports figures on all of Twitter. He even tried to ask R&B superstar Rihanna out on a date before through the social media platform, but was shut down and asked to try his luck again once he becomes an All-Star.
Fast forward to 2018 and now the Philadelphia 76ers center is not only an All-Star, but has also been voted by fans as a starter. His supporters seem to have a good memory as they recalled what Rihanna said to him four years ago. They bombarded her Instagram post and tagged Embiid to remind her that he can now finally take her out on a date.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 18, 2018
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
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 18, 2018
The story of Embiid and Rihanna is one of many side plots the annual showcase has, but definitely one of the more intriguing ones. Should they ultimately go out, it can also be considered a huge marketing stunt, but The Process may not mind at all as long as he gets to spend time with the woman he has admired for years now. He has not been shy of admitting his fondness of the Grammy Award winning singer, and this could be his best chance of securing that elusive date.
It remains to be seen if Rihanna will stay true to her word and reward the Cameroonian international with what he has been hoping for. It can also be expected that Embiid will make a post on social media about it soon, and could once again be a hilarious one that his will not be able to miss.