Joel Embiid was recently named a starter for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game which prompted him to tweet "This is the truth... I was trying to get with this famous girl and she said " Come back when you're a All Star" bruhh."
Now although he did not directly name who it was that said it, people believe it to be superstar, Rihanna because he has been very open about a crush on her.
That's why TNT's Kristen Ledlow asked him about if now he's an All Star if he will reach out to that famous singer who had turned him down.
With neither naming Rihanna, Embiid replied, “She denied me back then, so why go with her again?” Embiid asked. “So I have to pass that and move on to the next one.”
We will remind everyone that it's not set-in-stone it's actually Rihanna but it is pretty unheard of to think that someone would ever just "pass" on Rihanna, so this is fun.