Watch: Joel Embiid dancing at weddings and breaking the internet
Joel Embiid went viral over the weekend after videos started making their rounds of him dancing at a wedding reception.
Joel Embiid dancing the Hora
The footage of him towering over everyone dancing the Hora is an instant classic. The second that I saw these videos I immediately thought about the 76ers winning a NBA championship and the celebration that would follow throughout the city of Philadelphia.
Also, it’s very impressive that the wedding party was able to lift up a 7’0″, 280 pound Joel Embiid during the Hora. That’s no easy task, even more so with someone on top of him.
Thanks to Embiid’s injury history, I definitely had PTSD watching the video above with him being hoisted into the air by a bunch of average joe wedding guests. First thing I thought of was Andrew Bynum hurting himself bowling and ultimately ending his career.
The footage of Embiid at this wedding has a very real chance of becoming a great tool to irritate opposing fanbases. How great is it going to be when he drops 40 points on Nikola Jokic’s head and Sixers fans get to collectively spam Nuggets social media feeds with images of Joel Embiid dancing?
I’m not sure what Joel’s relation to the happy couple getting married is. Frankly I don’t care. I’d like to imagine he’s becoming a Bill Murray like figure. Imagine him just randomly showing up to dance at weddings. I’d get divorced and just to get remarried if I thought there was a chance Joel Embiid might randomly show up and dance the catholic version of the Hora, which everyone knows is swaying awkwardly to Sweet Caroline.
Mandatory Credit: Gabby Blauner