Philadelphia 76ers star big man, Joel Embiid, is no stranger to pain and injury on the court but now he’s experiencing it outside the basketball world in South Africa.
Many NBA players including Joel Embiid have spent time in South Africa for the last couple of weeks ahead of the NBA Africa game.
Embiid along with other players ventured to a Lion Park to interact with some of the lion cubs. During an interaction with one particular lion club, the cub started to gnaw on Embiid’s arm until he took a harder bite that had the 76ers start yelling out in pain.
The two were getting along very nicely before the bite but it was clear that he still enjoyed getting to meet some of Africa’s greatest wildlife.
Embiid led ‘Team Africa’ in the NBA Africa game against ‘Team World’ led by Los Angeles Clippers Small Forward, Danilo Gallinari. Team Africa were defeated in the charity game but it sure will be a special vacation to remember for Embiid.