Joel Hans Embiid (born March 16, 1994) is a professional basketball player from Cameroon who currently plays for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The 76ers selected him with the third overall selection in the 2014 NBA draft after one year of collegiate basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks.
Due to a series of foot and knee ailments, he did not make his NBA debut until 2016–17, when he was selected to the NBA All-Rookie First Team despite only appearing in 31 games.
Embiid is a five-time NBA All-Star, three-time All-NBA Team member, and three-time All-Defensive Team member. He’s dubbed himself “the Process” after 76ers fans told him to “believe the process” during the Sam Hinkie era.
What languages does Embiid speak?
Embiid speaks about five different languages. French, English, and Basaa, a Bantu dialect spoken in Cameroon, are among the languages spoken. Embiid is also studying the Portuguese language.
He may not be able to communicate in Mandarin, but he has no problem interacting with Chinese fans.