In the latest edition of the Philly cult favorite “Twitter Adventures with Joel-Hans Embiid,” the Sixers’ rookie center brought fans on a trip to Africa.
Embiid, a native of Cameroon, tweeted a photo Monday night from a time back three years ago in 2011, before he arrived in the United States to play at the University of Kansas.
He was stick thin. He admitted in the tweet (and in all caps, of course), “I WAS SO SKINNY.” He concluded his self-evaluation with #chickenwings.
While the photo would have been enough on its own and chalked up to Joel-Hans being Joel-Hans, Embiid used the moment to offer some words of encouragement to his faithful followers. After all, the 20-year-old 7-footer has since bulked up 240 pounds, a truly aspirational transformation.
Embiid aptly tagged the subsequent posts with #EMB11DsADVICE.
Anything is possible y’all... There is hope #EMB11DsADVICE— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 5, 2014
Seriously.... If you’re putting the work in, it’s gonna pay off eventually #EMB11DsADVICE— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 5, 2014
Embiid’s Twitter adventures have taken followers on a rollercoaster, including but not limited to an attempt at recruiting LeBron James to Philadelphia and attempted relations with Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. Apparently, his zaniness is not limited to the Internet either.
Sixers fans are eagerly waiting to see whether Embiid is as good at basketball as he is at Twitter.