In a recent interview, Embiid has declared his love for Bonsai trees and that he currently owns 12 of them and are the only plants that furnish his apartment in the heart of downtown Philadelphia.
“They are beautiful and I really enjoy taking care of them, it’s a hobby of mine” said the Cameroonian.
He says he reads a lot about these trees as well especially on the blog Bonsai Family. He plans on continuing to get more of them to populate his apartment.
Coming out of College, Joel Embiid found a love for Shirley Temples. After breaking his foot in his only season at Kansas, trainers we’re worried that the Cameroonian would gain too much weight and lose some of his athleticism when he was fully recovered.
“Mainly Shirley Temples. I drink Shirley Temples by the pitcher. I usually drink three or four pitchers per day.
“Nobody really cares about the media. They’re gonna have something to say — 300 pounds or Shirley Temples. I’m just gonna let my game do the talking. I think some people are gonna be surprised, and I can’t wait to show off.”
Now a full fledged NBA player for the 76ers, Embiid proved all of his doubters wrong, shattering rookie records throughout the league.