Professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, have been expressing his love or lust for the Bajan beauty Rihanna, for years now; 2014 to be exact – you’d think he’d be over this little crush by now.
Embiid stressed to Billboard in an interview back in 2014 that he doesn’t really like her. “No no, it’s not like that. I’m just messing,” he said. But then recently posted this on twitter:
This isn’t his first time tweeting about his infatuation or showing love to Rihanna.
And if that isn’t enough to question if he’s actually serious or not, he made a statement Tuesday (May 16) during his appearance at ESPN’s upfront presentation to Kelly Rowland, reaching out for her help.
“I mean, look at myself. I’m 7-2, I’m good looking. Women usually love my accent because I’m from Cameroon in Africa. And I’m pretty intelligent, too. And I’m funny. I love pretty women. I feel good about myself,” said Embiid.
Kelly gave him a laugh and said she would put in a good word for him. It’s been three years of him trying. Do you think he has a chance with someone of Rihanna’s stature?