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.
Where were you seven years ago today? I'd put my money on a number of Phillies fans spending their Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 2010 lounging out on the beach at the Jersey Shore just as I was.
But that night — just 14 miles from where the Phils will take on the now-Miami Marlins tonight — Roy Halladay tossed just the second perfect game in Phillies history, striking out 11 Marlins en route. Yes, that was the same Halladay who earned 55 wins over the course of four seasons in Philadelphia and pitched a no-hitter that same season against the Cincinnati Reds in the opening game of the NLDS.
It was a magical night at
Dolphin Land Shark Sun Life Stadium. Anyone who wasn't watching the Flyers lose Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final to the Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5, probably remembers Shane Victorino tracking down Wes Helms' deep fly to dead center as well as the incredible game called by Carlos Ruiz behind the plate. And then there's the 27th out as third baseman Juan Castro cooly collected the Ronny Paulino ground ball, spun and fired to Ryan Howard at first base.
So what's Doc doing now you ask?
Well, if his Twitter is any indication, Halladay has not stepped too far away from the game of baseball. During the weekend, he posted a series of tweets with his son Braden's high school baseball team, Cavalry Christian (Clearwater, Florida), as they completed a perfect 30-0 season and won the Florida 4A state title with Halladay as one of the team's assistant coaches.
He also tweeted to honor fellow Phillie Jim Bunning — the only other Phillies pitcher to ever throw a perfect game — after the baseball legend died Friday night at the age of 85.
Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.
On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."
The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.
There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.
Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.
This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.
Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.