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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Joel Embiid

Nominated in Sports

About Joel Embiid

Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers trusted the process and the result of that long, sometimes painful era wait was Joel Embiid. The seven foot tall 24 year old from Cameroon has taken the hoops world by storm over the course of his just four-year career with jaw dropping dunks and dominating defense, coupled with a social media game that is unmatched. Joel has a proven ability to trend and go viral, whether he’s blocking children playing basketball in the park during his offseason, or Tweeting out trash talk about upcoming opponents to his 1M+ following. Joel also gives 3M+ fans extra looks at his life both on and off the court through his Instagram feed.

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