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Joel Embiid welcomes Mo Bamba to the league in savage fashion

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Joel Embiid welcomes Mo Bamba to the league in savage fashion

Joel Embiid has no mercy.

In a quick clip from a pickup game in Los Angeles organized by trainer Drew Hanlen — the guy helping Markelle Fultz fix his shot — Embiid gave Orlando Magic rookie Mo Bamba a Jojo-tastic welcome to the league.

Except it was a bit more colorful than that.

The video was captured by Ringer writer and former The700Level Show host John Gonzalez. Gonzo wrote a nice pre-draft profile of Bamba you can check out here.

Insanely spicy hot wings, NBA rookies with a 7-foot-10 wing span ... Jojo shows no mercy.

Was it a double dribble though?

Embiid has shared some photos of his workouts in L.A. over the past few days and he looks like a beast.


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Panthers troll Eagles on social media after win

Panthers troll Eagles on social media after win

Someone in the comments called it the ‘troll of the year.’

The Carolina Panthers were down 17-0 and seemed lifeless at points throughout the early portion of the game, only to come back and beat the Eagles 21-17 on a late touchdown and defensive stand.

They celebrated on social media by taking a shot at the Eagles and their famous dog masks.

Knowing how these things are done, the Panthers had this graphic ready before the game for a win of any type, let alone a ridiculous comeback. For instance, we had something awesome prepared, too, had the Eagles won that won’t see the daylight now.

The Eagles are the defending Super Bowl champions and every time they step on the field this season, they’re getting their opponent’s best shot, even on social media.

The Internet had a strong reaction to this one.

At 3-4, the Eagles have to go to London next week and come away home with a W.

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Joel Embiid caught kissing swimsuit model

Joel Embiid caught kissing swimsuit model

Young love, isn’t it a wonderful thing?

After what felt like years of Joel Embiid and Rihanna talk, it looks like we can officially put that saga to bed. Embiid has a new lady friend and the feelings this time, are mutual.

Meet Anne de Paula.

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de Paula, 23, is from Rio de Janerio, Brazil and is a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model with more than 138,000 followers on Instagram. She had previously dated Irish rock star Danny O’Donoghue, but The Sun reports that the two split up after a three-year relationship and she and Embiid are now an item.

Our biggest clue that the two could be dating came last night when Michael Rubin, co-owner of the Sixers, posted a photo of the two kissing on his Instagram, saying that they’re engaged, but we think that’s probably just a joke.

de Paula was spotted in China for the Sixers preseason games, you can see her at the beginning of the video below.

She posted this to her Instagram story the night of the Sixers’ home opener.

She was in Philly again last night for their triumph against the Magic, sitting courtside in another Instagram story.

Finally, Joel Embiid commented ‘Linda’ on her Instagram on Oct. 4, which is Portuguese for beautiful.

That’s about as official as it gets, folks.

While his teammate had his high-profile relationship with Kendall Jenner ended over the summer, Embiid looks smitten with de Paula.

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