Joel Embiid says he is no longer interested in Rihanna

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Philadelphia 76ers' C Joel Embiid has been named a starter on his first NBA All-Star team.

"I thank all the fans and all the people that support me".

So far this season, Embiid has averaged 23.9 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, 3.5 assists per game, and 1.9 blocks per game in 32 contests. Fans accounted for 50 percent of the vote to determine the All-Star Game starters while players and a media panel accounted for 25 percent each.

The Celtics had no answer for Embiid, who was 10 of 19 from the floor and 6 of 7 at the foul line.

Back when he was drafted in 2014, Embiid had a crush on Rihanna.

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The NBA on TNT crew announced the 2018 All Star starters last night.

"So I've got to move past that and move on to the next one". The all-star reserves, selected by the league's coaches, will be announced January 25.

"First off, I just had to make sure some of the major parts of my shoulder just weren't damaged", said Irving who added, "And then at this point it's just a strength program and doing what's best with that".

After all 24 players are selected, James and Curry will pick the teams under a format that replaces the traditional East-West matchup.

In the end, it was Kristaps Porzingis who posed a bigger threat to Embiid's starting position, with the Knicks center/forward beating out Embiid for the third spot in the player vote.

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Considering the fact this was just Cleveland's fourth win in their last 13 games, LeBron James took the victory for what it was and nothing more.

Embiid, who's still getting in shape, said he's playing at 81 percent of where he wants to be.

On the other side of the fence, it appears the path to this year's game for teammate Ben Simmons just got tougher.

The Celtics may be shorthanded tonight, as Kyrie Irving, Guerschon Yabusele and Marcus Smart are questionable for Thursday's game.

And the news quickly sent social media into a buzz because of something Embiid posted four years ago.

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