Averaging 18.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game in just over 24 minutes per night, Sixers center Joel Embiid really shouldn't need any help getting to the NBA All-Star Game. It should be a foregone conclusion.
Still, Sixers fans might want to go ahead and make sure anyway. Embiid's dating scene depends on it!
So sayeth The Process on Twitter on Wednesday. You may have forgotten, but back in August 2014, not long after the Sixers made him the No. 3 overall pick in the NBA Draft, Embiid revealed he had been turned down by a female celebrity who told him, "Come back when you're an All-Star." Because who hasn't heard that before?
So for every normal guy and gal out there who's been turned down because they weren't famous enough, get out there and vote for Embiid. He's just a funny, down-to-earth dude who deserves a shot.
And we know it's you, Rihanna! When Embiid's name is being called with the starting five in New Orleans this February, you better be sitting courtside to cheer on your man.
Or at least performing at the halftime show.
In case you haven’t heard, the Sixers traded big man Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks before Thursday's deadline (see story).
While Noel's former teammates were saddened by the trade, including Joel Embiid, the rookie big man is already looking forward to squaring off against his friend.
The Sixers face Noel and the Mavericks on March 17 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Nerlens Noel's tenure in Philadelphia wasn't characterized by a whole lot of winning, but he'll still likely be remembered fondly by Sixers fans as being one of the original members of the process.
It's always an emotional time when a fan favorite departs for another city and a new team instead of seeing the championship aspirations many had for them in Philly through to fruition.
Noel posted an emotional message to his Twitter account on Thursday evening thanking the city of Philadelphia and its fans for the support they showed him through the ups and downs.
The tweet contained the hashtag #Philly with a couple of exclamation points with a screenshot of a note that read:
What an exciting journey it’s been… To have such an amazing city embrace a kid from Boston coming out of Kentucky the way y’all did, is something I’ll truly never forget. And even through the ups and downs I never doubted the love here and that won’t change. Thank you to everybody that’s believed in me and supported through #TheProcess.
He posted the same message on Instagram as well.
Noel was traded earlier in the day to the Dallas Mavericks for Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut, and a conditional first round pick that will likely turn into two second round picks.
Bryan Colangelo will address the media on Friday morning to discuss his rationale behind moving Nerlens.
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