Former Kansas star Joel Embiid has never been shy about sharing his thoughts, including about a certain singer he’s had a crush on since 2013.
Rihanna apparently responded to Embiid when he tweeted in 2014: “I was trying to get with this famous girl and she said, ‘Come back when you’re an All-Star.’ ”
Embiid has had a sensational season for the Philadelphia 76ers and on Thursday, he was named a starter for the NBA All-Star Game.
Naturally, Embiid was asked about the prospects of getting a date with Rihanna, but he brushed off any talk of that.
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“She denied me back then, so why go with her again?” Embiid said. “So I have to pass and move on to the next one.”
Even if he’s passing on a potential date, Embiid’s fans have left a simple message on her Instagram page:
Perhaps Embiid is playing hard to get and really hopes for that date. If there is one thing we’ve learned about Embiid, it’s to trust the process.