Joel Embiid isn’t giving up on his quest for Rihanna date

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Joel Embiid’s unrequited crush on Rihanna could be nearing a breakthrough.

The lovesick 76ers center, whose three-year quest to court the sultry pop star has become a running gag, made his case to date her Tuesday while making an appearance at ESPN’s upfront presentation with Rihanna’s pal Kelly Rowland.

“I mean, look at myself. I’m 7-2, I’m good looking. Women usually love my accent because I’m from Cameroon in Africa. And I’m pretty intelligent, too. And I’m funny. I love pretty women. I feel good about myself,” Embiid said, via Philly.com, when asked by “SportCenter” hosts Jemele Hill and Michael Smith to pitch himself.

Rowland, 36, chuckled at Embiid’s selling points, and the 23-year-old NBA star revealed on “SportsCenter” later in the evening the Destiny’s Child alum would put in a good word for him.

Embiid has been trying to get into Rihanna’s good graces ever since the 29-year-old Grammy winner told him to reach out to her after he became an All-Star. He pleaded with fans last December to vote for him to play in the All-Star Game (he missed out by a slim margin).

“There is my chance to finally be with my CRUSH so i need your help y’all ha …,” Embiid tweeted.

Embiid first crossed paths with Rihanna some time ago.

“We talked and obviously she knew me, and I was pretty excited about it,” Embiid recalled last year, per For the Win. “We had a conversation. We kind of talked about my Twitter and it was fun. She thought I was funny.”

-Via NYPost

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