Fanfic! Starring Joel Embiid and Rihanna


For a dude sidelined with injury for the foreseeable future, Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid has done a pretty good job at staying in the spotlight. After his various Twitter pleas to LeBron James and Kim Kardashian went (hilariously) unanswered, Embiid turned his sights last week to Rihanna. And unlike the previous two, the pop star actually followed Embiid on Twitter and even favorited a tweet he posted about her. COULD IT BE TRUE LOVE? Likely … not. But that dose of reality hasn’t made the reactions since any less entertaining.

While the two have apparently yet to hang out or even, you know, speak to one another, that hasn’t stopped Embiid and some clever followers from pretending otherwise. On Thursday, the former Kansas star started posting Photoshopped photos of their fictionalized encounters from fans.

Embiid was clearly was so thrilled with the works of art, he even made the photo below his Twitter avatar.

Nope, this isn’t creepy at all or anything. Note to Rihanna: The block button is located on the right hand corner of your Twitter screen.

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