[59] On 10 February, he had 29 points and tied a career high with 16 rebounds in a 112–98 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. [48] On 24 March 2017, he underwent successful minor arthroscopic surgery to address the meniscus tear in his left knee. In October 2017, the 76ers renewed his deal and handed him a 5-year contract worth $148 million. [87] Embiid finished the season missing 14 games after the All-Star break, including five of the final seven games, due to rest and injury. [99], His younger brother, Arthur, died on 16 October 2014 in Cameroon in a car crash. He also signed up to play for their basketball team, The JayHawks. [7][106][107] He is a teetotaler. "First of 11 or more? On 4 October 2016, Embiid started at center in the 76ers' first preseason game against the Boston Celtics. The duo who have no son(s) or daughter(s) out of wedlock are waxing strong in their relationship at the time of writing and are likely to take their status higher by getting married. As though that was not enough, he again sustained a swollen left knee that left him on the bench for the rest of the 2017 season. Help us build our profile of Joel Embiid! He started playing basketball in 2008 and participated in an organized basketball game in 2011. The second photo Embiid shared was from a pregnancy photo shoot which he and de Paula posed for. So if Joel Embiid’s girlfriend is in fact Olivia, that’s great. [4][5][6][7][8], Embiid was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, to military officer Thomas Embiid[9] and his wife, Christine. Joel had his first set back when he sustained a fracture in his back, in March 2014. It's part of what makes him so dominant on both ends of the floor. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. 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After one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks, he was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the 76ers. [12][13] With Mbah a Moute as his mentor, Embiid moved to the United States at age 16 to devote himself to becoming a professional basketball player.[14]. Gradually, Joel Embiid patterned his style of play like the NBA Nigerian born star, Hakeem Olajuwon, his favorite player. Joel Embiid was born as Joel-Hans Embiid on 16 March 1994, in Yaoundé, Cameroon. On 26 August 2014, Embiid signed his rookie scale contract with the 76ers. [102] In addition to English, Embiid is fluent in French and Basaa. Also get to know more about the birth facts, education, career, net worth, rumors, height, social media of different personality like Tyler Johnson, Alex Caruso, and Reggie Bullock. [77][78] On 14 December, he recorded 40 points and 21 rebounds in a 113–101 loss to the Indiana Pacers, becoming the first Sixers player with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Barkley on 7 December 1990. On 9 April 2014, he declared for the 2014 NBA draft. This was after a picture of the duo on a bed flew around the social media. [70], On 24 October 2018, Embiid had 30 points and 19 rebounds in a 123–108 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, becoming the franchise's first player to reach those marks in the same game since Charles Barkley did so in November 1991. [98] Embiid ultimately did not compete for Cameroon at AfroBasket 2017. [27] It was later determined that Embiid's chances of playing in the 2015–16 season were slim following a second round of surgery on his right foot on 18 August 2015. [45] As a result of the injury, Embiid was ruled out of the All-Star Weekend festivities. "First of 11 or more? [55] On 15 November, Embiid scored a career-high 46 points—the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years—and grabbed 15 rebounds in a 115–109 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. [21] On 20 June 2014, he underwent surgery on a broken navicular bone in his right foot, and was subsequently ruled out for four to six months. So how much is Embiid’s net worth? Rubin wrote. His father was a competitive handball player and a military man. Help keep Joel Embiid profile up to date. After he recovered from the injury in April 2014, he announced that he will forgo his remaining years of college basketball and avail himself for the 2014 NBA Draft. Joel Embiid is a member of the following lists: 1994 births, Centers (basketball) and Philadelphia 76ers draft picks. He has 1.7 million followers on Twitter, 4.2 million followers on Instagram and 330k followers on Facebook. This was after a picture of the duo on a bed flew around the social media. Joel Embiid is a star on the basketball court and remains one of the NBA's best players. [12][15] He then attended The Rock School, a Christian academy, in Gainesville, Florida. As of early 2018, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be $147 million acquired, from his years working as a professional basketball player which began only in 2014. Joel has black hair and black eyes. [28][29] He missed the entire 2015–16 season. [76] On 14 November, he recorded his first career triple-double with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in a 111–106 loss to the Orlando Magic.