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

by January 12, 2017
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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.

Per NBA.com:

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.

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