Joel Embiid Claims He Killed a Lion When He Was Six Years Old

by January 12, 2017

Joel Embiid continues to entertain on and off the court.

The Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie center repeated his apocryphal story about supposedly killing a “sleeping” lion as a young child.


In interview with the “Dan Patrick Show” today, Embiid detailed how he killed a lion as a 6-year-old. Embiid, who was born in Cameroon before coming to the U.S. to play high school and college basketball, said killing the lion was part of a rite of passage …


This tale from Embiid is one he’s told a couple times before, with record of it in the Kansas City Star back in 2014 and him sharing the tale again earlier this year with The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.