Joel Embiid Being Named An All-Star Starter And “Moving On” From Rihanna Is An Inspiration To Men Everywhere
by 18 January 2018, 10:21 PM
No one kills the NBA Twitter game quite like Joel Embiid. We’re all familiar with his #TrustTheProcess tweets and his trolling of other NBA stars. However, one of his original claims to NBA Twitter fame was him publicly courting Rihanna when he first entered the league.
BREAKING NEWS: Moving on from kk to Rihanna— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014
SOURCES: Rihanna is considering JOEL EMBIID’s offer— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014
Hey baby holla at me!! Dinner at giorgios at 930pm @rihanna????— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 22, 2014
However, he quickly learned a disappointing thing about Rihanna’s dating standards (not confirmed by Rihanna).
This is the truth… I was trying to get with this famous girl and she said ” Come back when you’re a All Star” bruhh pic.twitter.com/CFBnRqnKMA— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 17, 2014
As serious injuries kept him on the sideline for the first two, and much of the third, seasons of his career, there might have been a little doubt creeping into the head of Joel if he would ever meet these qualifications to win over Rihanna.
However, as Joel has remained fairly healthy this season, he’s been one of the best big men in the league. The combination of his play and popularity culminated in him being voted as an Eastern Conference All-Star starter. When this was announced, you know NBA Twitter remembered about what Rihanna (allegedly) said over three years ago.
It’s happening!!! pic.twitter.com/BZI9NNB0U4— Ronnie 2K 2K18 (@Ronnie2K) January 18, 2018
After the Sixers big win over the Celtics on TNT, Embiid was asked by Kristen Ledlow about this tweet from three years ago and whether he had anything to say to “anyone” now that he has been named an All-Star. To everyone’s surprise, he said that since he rejected him before, that he was going to move on and it was amazing.
WOWWW@KristenLedlow asked Embiid about the tweet from 2014 when he asked out @rihanna and she told him to come back when he makes all-star team.— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) January 19, 2018
Embiid makes all-star team today says nah he good “onto the next one.” pic.twitter.com/dScEcAVIBx
While this was an iconic moment for NBA Twitter, this should be an inspirational moment to men everywhere. If an NBA All-Star can move on from someone who has turned him down, we all can. The great philosopher Mike Jones had some famous words regarding a situation like this.