15 Tweets That Prove Joel Embiid is the Funniest NBA Rookie on Twitter

15 Tweets That Prove Joel Embiid is the Funniest NBA Rookie on Twitter

Joel Embiid
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Whether it involves his "recruiting" of LeBron James to sign with the Philadelphia 76ers or simply just poking fun of himself, NBA fans are quickly finding out just how funny rookie Joel Embiid is on Twitter.

The former Kansas star hasn't even been a Sixer for a full month yet and fans in the City of Brotherly Love are already calling him their favorite hometown athlete. When looking at these 15 hilarious tweets, it's easy to understand why.

15. Showing Off Sweatpants on Draft Night

Joel Embiid Twitter
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15. Showing Off Sweatpants on Draft Night

Joel Embiid Twitter
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All we saw on the TV during draft night was Embiid looking sharp in a shirt and tie, but he wasn't afraid to let the world know how much swag he had by wearing sweatpants as well.

14. The "Just Got Drafted" Face

Joel Embiid
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14. The "Just Got Drafted" Face

Joel Embiid
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Remember when everyone made a big deal about Embiid's reaction to getting drafted by the Sixers? Well, he made it clear he's very excited with his real "Just Got Drafted" face.

13. The Pre-Surgery Selfie

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13. The Pre-Surgery Selfie

Joel Embiid
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Apparently, Embiid isn't one of those people who gets nervous before undergoing surgery.

12. The Post-Surgery Selfie

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12. The Post-Surgery Selfie

Joel Embiid
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And of course, you knew Embiid was going to post a selfie after the surgery was completed.

11. His Middle Name Hans

Joel Embiid
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11. His Middle Name Hans

Joel Embiid
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Personally, the name "Hans" always reminds me of the bad guy from the first Die Hard movie.

10. His Love For Chris Brown's "Loyal"

Joel Embiid
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10. His Love For Chris Brown's "Loyal"

Joel Embiid
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If you've ever listened to the radio, chances are you've heard the popular Chris Brown song "Loyal"--which Embiid seems to be a big fan of.

9. Embiid SERIOUSLY Loves the "Loyal" Song

Joel Embiid
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9. Embiid SERIOUSLY Loves the "Loyal" Song

Joel Embiid
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No seriously--Embiid LOVES that "Loyal" song and it's hilarious. On another note, he does bring up a good point on the whole "read receipts" issue.

8. Missing Andrew Wiggins As Told Through Emjois

Joel Embiid
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8. Missing Andrew Wiggins As Told Through Emjois

Joel Embiid
(Joel Embiid Twitter)

How could you not laugh when reading this tweet to Andrew Wiggins?

7. When LeBron James Didn't Respond to His Tweet

Joel Embiid
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7. When LeBron James Didn't Respond to His Tweet

Joel Embiid
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Embiid became quite popular in the City of Brotherly Love when he tried recruiting LeBron James to Philly on Twitter. On another note, this tape delay photo is hilarious.

6. Day Three Trying to Recruit LeBron--No Answers

Joel Embiid
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6. Day Three Trying to Recruit LeBron--No Answers

Joel Embiid
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Three days and not one-single response--come on LeBron!

5. Joking About His Accent

Joel Embiid
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5. Joking About His Accent

Joel Embiid
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Embiid brings up a good point--reading these tweets out loud with his voice does sound pretty hilarious.

4. That Time He Blocked LeBron on Twitter

Joel Embiid
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4. That Time He Blocked LeBron on Twitter

Joel Embiid
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It's a bold move for a rookie to go out of his way and block a star player like LeBron James on Twitter--but Embiid did it.

3. NBA Fines For Recruiting LeBron

Joel Embiid
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3. NBA Fines For Recruiting LeBron

Joel Embiid
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Can you imagine if Embiid received a fine for trying to recruit LeBron before even suiting up for a single game with the Sixers? Come on--it would be a little hilarious.

2. Still Recruiting LeBron

Joel Embiid
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2. Still Recruiting LeBron

Joel Embiid
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Every sports fan in Philadelphia should love Embiid--these continuous tweets to LeBron are absolutely hysterical.

1. His Twitter Profile Picture of Unhappy Baby

Joel Embiid
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1. His Twitter Profile Picture of Unhappy Baby

Joel Embiid
(Joel Embiid Twitter)

This photo of a newborn baby went viral for his expression of "already being done with life" and after seeing his previous tweets--it really shouldn't come as a surprise Embiid has this as his profile picture.

Think about it, he could have any photo in the world as his profile picture--and he has this one. Hilarious.

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