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Newly minted all-star Joel Embiid is so over Rihanna

21 January 2018, 12:28 | Nina Perez

INSTAGRAMJoel Embiid fans have called on Rihanna to follow through on a date with Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid fans have called on Rihanna to follow through on a date with Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers' C Joel Embiid has been named a starter on his first NBA All-Star team. He's gone through a lot. Embiid also tweeted about having dreams about Rihanna and creating her on a video game. Starters from the Eastern Conference are James, Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan and Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving and Embiid.

The Boston Celtics fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 89-80 as they dropped their second straight home game.

Embiid did not meet her qualifications back then and she allegedly "rejected" him. "So I gotta move onto the next one".

Just months after he was drafted third overall by the 76ers he publicly stated his desire to take Rihanna out on a date.

Following Philly's win over the Celtics on Thursday night, National Basketball Association on TNT sideline reporter Kristen Ledlow offered Embiid the chance to send a message to the unnamed woman who told him to give her a call once he was All-Star status. James being captain and potentially picking Embiid is a fun subplot for Sixers fans to watch, with the franchise hoping to lure the future Hall of Famer to Philly this offseason.

And, for what it's worth, Embiid's army of fans are going out of their way to troll Rihanna with a flood of Embiid tags on her Instagram page. "I feel like I've been working hard for this, and I should have been in this type of position [with] all those guys".

- The 76ers had lost all three of their previous meetings with the Celtics this season, and Wednesday's win avoided a season sweep at the hands of their rival.

On the other side of the fence, it appears the path to this year's game for teammate Ben Simmons just got tougher. But, if we do, we've just gotta do a better job trying to contain him. "They certainly made us look poor".

All of that build-up to this - in their conversation (below), Ngannou said of Embiid "he should be my next opponent".

"I'm ready. I'm excited", Embiid said.

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