Breaking news
Ben Simmons and Tinashe Cozy Up After 76ers Game -
Bozo the Clown, Frank Avruch, Dead at 89 -
Frank Avruch, Performer Behind Bozo the Clown, Dies at 89 -
Dash Cam Video of Deadly Self-Driving Uber Crash Released -


NBA's Joel Embiid Wants To Be An All-Star ... To Date Rihanna


Exclusive Details

0103_joel-embiid_rihanna_love_tmz-276ers stud Joel Embiid wants to be an NBA All-Star for the best reason ever  ... because he thinks landing the honor will bring him closer to the experience of a lifetime ... a date with Rihanna.

Here's the story ... Embiid has been trying to drum up All-Star votes from fans saying he needs the All-Star tag to have a shot with a famous mystery "crush"  he's been chasing for years. 

He's tweeted about the mystery girl and even referenced her during a post-game interview last week ... but never mentioned her by name.

Well now, our Embiid sources are telling us the girl in question is definitely RiRi ... who he's had a crush on FOREVER. 

In fact, when Embiid was first drafted into the league, he shot his shot with the singer on Twitter -- but he claims she shot him down ... insisting she told him to "come back when you're a All Star."

Fast forward to right now and guess what ... Embiid is one of the best young players in the league -- averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds a game ... meaning he's definitely in All-Star territory.

If he gets enough votes, he makes the team ... if he makes the team we'll see if Rihanna is a woman of her word. After all, a deal's a deal, right?


We thank you for your visit and this news was published from the source tmz tmz


Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Terence Tells Megan to "Stop Bulls--ting" Him During Tense Fight on The Arrangement
NEXT Beyonce Slayed at the 'Wrinkle In Time' Premiere: See the Pics

Author Information