Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian-French Basketball Player who was born on 16th March 1994. Joel plays for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA. The center was drafted by the Sixers with the 3rd complete pick during the 2014 NBA draft.
In addition, he missed the complete initial 2 years of his NBA career owing to knee and foot injuries before making his debut during the 2016-17 NBA season. He made it to the NBA All-Rookie First Team despite playing just 31 games owing to a left knee grievance.
Joel is a 5-time NBA All-star and was also a member of the 2022 All-NBA 2nd Team and 2021 All-Defensive second team.
Joel Embiid Biography
Joel Embiid was born in Yaounde, Cameroon, to Cameroonian parents Christine Embiid and Thomas Embiid. Thomas Embiid served as a military officer, precisely as a colonel in the Cameroonian army. Aside from his military service, Thomas was a specialized handball player.
Christine Embiid is a Cameroonian woman who originated the Arthur Embiid Foundation and the Angels Foundation. In addition to Joel, Thomas and Christine Embiid had two other kids, Muriel and Arthur Embiid. On 16th October 2014, Arthur Embiid was killed in a car accident.
The mother of Embiid wanted him to become a specialized doctor when he was young. But she couldn’t stop herself from disrupting her son’s dream of becoming an NBA player. Instead, she gave him her full sustenance in chasing his passion.
Joel Embiid Career
Joel Embiid studied at a local school in his hometown. At age 15, Luc Mbah a Moute, another Yaounde inherent, and an NBA player exposed his talents and proposed that he would relocate to the United States. He shifted to the United States the next year and spent a year playing basketball at Montverde Academy before he was shifted to Rock School, a Christian academy, in Gainesville, Florida.
Thanks to his outstanding gameplay, he got a full scholarship to the University of Kansas. He also played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks for 1 year. During the season, Joel played 28 games, in which he had 8.1 rebounds, 2.6 blocks, 1.4 assists, and 11.2 points.
He was also one of the 30 qualifiers for the Naismith College Player of the Year. After that season he avowed himself for the 2014 NBA Draft and was designated by the Philadelphia 76ers as their third overall pick. Owing to injuries, he did not play during the 2014-15 season as well as in the following season.
After missing 2 seasons, Joel made his debut during the 2016-17 season for the Philadelphia 76ers playing at the center place. During his debut preseason match against the Boston Celtics on 4th October 2016, he logged six points and four rebounds.
Joel Embiid Net Worth
Based on several sources, the net worth of Joel Embiid is predicted to be nearly $35 million. In October 2017, Joel agreed to a 5-year, $148 million deal with the Sixers. In addition, Joel is the greatest paid player for the 76ers. He signed a 4-year $196 million deal in August 2021.
He will make $33,616,770 during the 2022-23 NBA season and the final year of his deal (2026-27) is a player choice worth $54.2 million. Presently, he contracted a deal with the clothing and footwear giant, Under Armour.
This made him the greatest-paid center in the NBA on a shoe deal. Joel previously wore Adidas before contracting with Under Armour. This is how Joel enlightened his decision to sign with Under Armour. In the league for 8 years, he has earned a total of $134,074,306 in NBA salaries.
Joel Embiid Relationship
Since 2018, Joel Embiid and Anne have been dating. They are yet to marry. Rumors of their contribution first surfaced in October 2018, shortly after Embiid appeared on the cover of GQ. Throughout the interview, he talked about some factors of his love life.
Following the article’s publication, the anonymous girlfriend Embiid was denoting was presumed to be Anne de Paula. The pair were also seen together across China for the NBA China Games previous that month. Anne is a Swimsuit model for Sports Illustrated.
She was born in Rio de Janeiro but raised in Miami, Florida. She was established as a model in 2014 and is characterized by the Wilhelmina modeling agency. Embiid exposed in his GQ interview that he had run a background check on her because Joel didn’t want to date or marry a girl who had beforehand been with “someone else in the NBA.”
During 2020. Publications exposed that the couple publicized the birth of their firstborn son.