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Rihanna Rushed On Instagram By Basketball Fans After Sixers Player Gets All-Star Nod

Singer Rihanna is seen regularly sitting courtside at NBA games. But when Philly 76ers center Joel Embiid recently got his first All-Star nod, Sixers Nation gave RiRi the business.

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When pop music star Rihanna (pictured) isn’t busy touring the world to perform, recording in the studio, or working on the set of a video shoot, she has leisurely hobbies just like everybody else.

One of the things the “Umbrella” singer likes to do in her spare time is going to NBA games. Her favorite player is obviously Lebron James and she can be seen sitting courtside frequently at his road and home games. However, a younger, rising NBA star who plays for the Philadelphia 76ers got famously curved by Rihanna in the past.

Sixers 7-foot center Joel Embiid was selected in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Early in his career, Embiid revealed that he had a crush on a celebrity woman, but he wouldn’t reveal who it was. Sadly, he asked her out and she declined and asked him to come to her correct when he was an All-Star, not some high draft-picked rookie.

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