ESPN had its upfronts event up in New York City on Tuesday, and they brought out the biggest of guns to get people's attention. Namely, one Joel Hans Embiid.
JoJo will be the Sixers' representative up at the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery tonight so ESPN used the opportunity to hit The Process up and ask him a few questions.
Embiid, appearing alongside pop star Kelly Rowand, sat down with Michael Smith and Jamele Hill, who asked him about the Sixers' chances this evening.
"I'm feeling good. I think we've got a pretty good chance. Hopefully this is the last time we'll be doing this. I hate losing," Embiid said.
He also said he's feeling pretty good and is ready to get back on the court soon.
"I'm doing great," Embiid said. "We're taking a conservative approach but I'm supposed to be back on the court in two or three weeks. But I'm doing great. It’s been going great."
Give that the upfronts are generally an opportunity to gain some attention, Smith and Hill asked Joel about his approach to getting attention on social media by simply being himself.
"Just be yourself. That's what I do on social media. Social media is a way for me to connect with fans. I love being on social media and being funny and having that connection with the fans really helps you a lot. Philly has shown me a lot of love and it goes all around the world."
And finally, what Embiid interview would be complete without asking him about his one-time crush on Rihanna.
They asked JoJo to make a pitch to her and his answer did not diappoint.
"I mean, look at myself," Embiid said with a smile. "I'm 7-foot-2. I'm good looking. Women usually love my accent because I'm from Cameroon. And I'm pretty intelligent too. And I'm funny."
All true. I think he has a shot if Rowand puts in a good word for him.