How Tall Is Joel Embiid? Joel Embiid is a rather tall man. For months, whenever we would write about Joel Embiid and how enormous he is, we’d call him ‘the 7’2″ center’ or ‘the 7’2″ big man,’ or ‘the 7’2″ answer to all of our worries regarding who will become the greatest player in Sixers history.’ Praise aside, one thing remained constant: his height: 7’2″. Only, we were mistaken. To be honest, maybe not. Or perhaps definitely not.
At the Wells Fargo Center, public address announcer Matt Cord has been referring to Joel Embiid as “the 7’2” center from Kansas during pregame introductions. He also added a fantastic moniker that the city is hoping sticks and does not become a pejorative term in the near future.
Joel-Hans Embiid, better known as Joel-Hans Embiid, was born on March 16, 1994. He started playing basketball when he was 15 years old and followed the footsteps of a worthy role model in Nigerian-American former professional basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon. Before taking an interest in basketball, Embiam participated actively in volleyball and soccer.
However, he began playing basketball seriously at the age of 17 after being discovered by an NBA player and Yaounde native Luc Mbah a Moute. He was then relocated to the United States, where he concentrated on becoming a professional basketball player.
Joel has been a professional basketball player since 2014 when he joined the Memphis Grizzlies. He debuted at Kansas University, where he spent one year and was named one of the top 30 finalists for the Naismith College Player of the Year. In the same year, he declared for the 2014 NBA draft and was taken third overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. This followed a season where he played 28 games, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 2.6 blocks per game while averaging 11.2 points.
Joel Embiid won the 2014 Big 12 All-defensive Team and the 2014 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team, as well as the conference’s Defensive Player of Year. He was named NBA All-Star MVP in 2018, having previously won the award in 2017. Between the 2017-2018 seasons, he signed a five-year contract worth $147 million with Philadelphia. His salary for this season is $48 billion, which helps to boost his net worth to approximately $6 million.
Joel Embiid’s Girlfriend, Relationship with Rihanna
Despite his vivacious personality and a great presence on social media, Joel has done his best to keep public knowledge of his relationship away. The attractive basketball player was recently captured arranging a date with popular Barbadian singer Robyn Rihanna Fenty on Twitter. It appeared that he had a crush on the world-famous star when he asked her if she was single, as a single attractive young man who is not in any serious relationship.
Rihanna, a vocal artist who was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados, is only 24 years old. She immigrated to the United States as a teenager and is now rumored to be dating a Saudi person Hassan Jameel who is a businessman by profession. He comes from one of the world’s wealthiest families. The family is worth an estimated $1.1 billion and is ranked as the 12th richest Arabs in the world by Forbes. The pair were seen together at a Grammy after-party when he accompanied her to a post-party gathering.
Height Is Relative
While at Kansas, Embiid was a genuine seven feet tall, and all of his pre-draft measurements suggested as much. Players in college are frequently given an extra inch or two to make them appear taller than they really are. ‘He came in at 6′ 7″ and he is clearly taller now that he is a senior, so let’s list him at 6′ 9″ this season,’ we would say.
’We have tried everything in the book to make him taller: measuring a player with his shoes on to add an inch or two, just making up a guy’s height without even measuring him. ‘This year he came in at 6′ 8’′ and is obviously taller as a junior, so we will list him at 6′ 9′’.
Players almost never round down. It does happen, albeit rarely. In May, the Wall Street Journal published a story about NBA players’ heights, in which Kevin Durant’s love for acknowledging that he is shorter than he really is was noted.
The argument is that seven-footers in the NBA are regarded as centers or low-post power forwards, charged with defending against other teams’ big, lumbering rim protectors and lane cloggers. Durant is a typical wing player, better in space and targeting from outside of the paint, which typically ends at 6’9″. As a freshman at Texas, Kevin Durant was 6’10” tall. In the NBA draft profile, he was listed as 6′ 10″. He is now 6′ 9″ on this year’s Golden Warriors State roster.
However, it usually works the other way around. During his career, Charles Barkley was listed at 6′ 6″, but it was long assumed that he was closer to 6′ 4.” Power forwards were never as short as Barkley, so they had to get creative to make him seem taller without going overboard.
Unlike Barkley, Embiid is actually tall. He’s really huge. And while Durant may be 7′ 2″, he is a center, where size still matters, so describing a guy who might be 7′ 2″ would make sense rather than listing someone at 7′ 0″.
The Long & Short Of It
There is a difference of two inches between 7′ 0″ and 7′ 2,” yet it somehow feels more. If you have ever been around a seven to eight-footer, you know how big that is, but if you have had the luck to stand to the very next of someone taller than seven to eight feet, even by an inch or two, they appear miles tall in the sky.
Embiid looks like he is a mile high in the air. According to the Sixers’ roster, Nerlens Noel is 6′ 11″, so go ahead and tell me if Emiid is one inch taller than him. It is past time for the Sixers and the NBA to do right by Embiid and officially change his height to what he is now, not what he was when he entered the league. Is it 7′ 2″ as they announce at home games?