Joel Embiid Biography
Joel Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Embiid led the NBA in scoring during the 2021–22 season, becoming the first center and seven footer since Shaquille O’Neal (2000), and was also the first center since Moses Malone (1982) to average over 30 points per game, while also being the first foreign player to lead the NBA in scoring.
Joel Embiid Age
Joel was born on 16th March 1994, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Joel Embiid Height
Joel stand at a height of 7 ft 0 inches (2.13 m) tall.
Joel Embiid Weight
Joel weighs 280 lb (127 kg)
Joel Embiid Education
Joel enrolled at Montverde Academy, Mbah a Moute’s alma mater, but transferred after his first year due to a lack of playing time. He then attended The Rock School, a Christian academy, in Gainesville, Florida. As a senior, he led their team to a 33–4 record and state championship, averaging 13.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game. Embiid then joined the University of Kansas for one year.
Joel Embiid Nationality
Joel is a Cameroonian/American/French Nationality.
Joel Embiid Ethnicity
Joel is of Cameroonian ethnicity.
Joel Embiid Parents
Embiid was born to to military officer Thomas Embiid(father) and his wife(mother) Christine.
Joel Embiid Siblings
Joel has two siblings; Arthur Embiid and Muriel Embiid.
Joel Embiid Wife
Joel is married to his wife, Anne de Paula, she came into this world on March 31, 1995. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, hundreds of thousands of miles away from Joel Embiid’s homeland of Cameroon. Anne is a Roman Catholic, which is not much of a surprise, considering she’s from Brazil.
They met at a dinner through a mutual friend in New York in 2018. Anne claims that the pair didn’t talk much and that she didn’t know Joel was a basketball player until he stood up. Their relationship started off as a friendship.
Joel Embiid Children
Joel and his wife, Anne de Paula, welcomed their son Arthur Embiid on the 17th of September 2020.
Joel Embiid National Basketball Association (NBA)
Joel declared for the 2014 NBA draft on 9th April, 2014, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility. On 20th June, 2014, he underwent surgery on a broken navicular bone in his right foot, and was subsequently ruled out for four to six months. Six days later, he was selected with the third overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers. That selection made him the third Cameroonian-born NBA player after Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje and Luc Mbah a Moute, as well as the highest selected player from Cameroon.
Embiid signed a five-year, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension with the 76ers, with the ability to earn an additional $30 million if he earns an All-NBA first-, second- or third-team selection, or is named MVP in 2017–18. In the 76ers’ season opener against the Washington Wizards on 18 October, Embiid had 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 120–115 loss.
Joel scored a career-high 59 points along with 11 rebounds, eight assists, and seven blocks in a 105–98 victory over the Utah Jazz, with 26 points and five blocks coming in the fourth quarter. He became the first player in NBA history with 50 points, 10 boards, five assists and five blocks in a game since blocks became an official stat in the 1973–74 season. This was also the fifth best scoring performance in 76ers franchise history. He managed to top 101 total points in less than 24 hours, following up a 42-point, 10-rebound and six-assist performance on November 12 in a 121–109 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Embiid is eligible to compete for Cameroon national basketball team. On 7 February 2017, Embiid was named to the preliminary team to compete in the 2017 FIBA AfroBasket in the Republic of Congo, with the group qualifier taking place in March, during the NBA regular season. Fellow Cameroon-born NBA player Luc Mbah a Moute has voiced his opinion on Embiid representing his country saying, “It would be great for our team, our country and Joel”. Embiid ultimately did not compete for Cameroon at AfroBasket 2017.
Joel was suspended for two games without pay due to an altercation with Karl-Anthony Towns during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. On 25 November, Embiid grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds but went scoreless in an NBA game for the first time in his career in the 76ers’ 101–96 loss to the Toronto Raptors. On 20 February 2020, Embiid scored a then season-high 39 points, along with 16 rebounds, to lead Philadelphia to a 112–104 overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets.
Embiid recorded a double-double with a then-career high 50 points and 17 rebounds in the 76ers’ 112–105 win against the Chicago Bulls. Embiid finished the regular season with a then career-high 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 51 games played, leading the Sixers to the best record in the Eastern Conference. He was second in NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting.
Joel signed a four-year, $196 million extension with the 76ers. Embiid missed nine games due to testing positive for COVID-19. In his first game back, he scored 42 points and recorded 14 rebounds in a 121–120 double overtime loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Embiid scored a career-high 59 points along with 11 rebounds, eight assists, and seven blocks in a 105–98 victory over the Utah Jazz, with 26 points and five blocks coming in the fourth quarter. He became the first player in NBA history with 50 points, 10 boards, five assists and five blocks in a game since blocks became an official stat in the 1973–74 season.
Joel is known for his playful personality and social media presence, particularly for his trolling. He is a teetotaler. Embiid is an avid supporter of Real Madrid CF, frequently posting on Twitter during the team’s matches.
Joel Embiid Position
Joel plays as a center and power forward. Embiid became the first player in NBA history to record 50-plus points, 10-plus rebounds, five-plus assists and five-plus blocks in a game since 1973-74.
Joel Embiid Injury
Embiid hasn’t opened this year, 2022, smoothly. He experienced painful plantar fasciitis in the summer that kept him off his feet and seriously hindered his offseason conditioning plan. The 23-year-old has already undergone a pair of foot surgeries and dealt with stress fractures in his back, and the meniscus surgery will add to that extensive list of medical woes. He got hit in the face by a driving Pascal Siakam, and immediately took several steps back in obvious pain.
Joel Embiid Salary
Joel Embiid agreed to a four-year, $196 million supermax deal that will keep him with the 76ers through the 2026-27 season.
Joel Embiid Net Worth
Joel’s net worth is estimated to be USD 35 million.
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