The Philadelphia 76ers are going head-to-head with the Los Angeles Lakers, with one of their rising stars, Joel Embiid, also known by his nickname, “The Process,” set to make the scene. This Cameroon native went through a lot to get to this position, so to get ready for the game, let’s take a look at his net worth and overall career.
Joel Embiid Net Worth as of 2019: $147 million
Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers center, has an approximate annual salary of $147 million, with the potential of earning$177 million a year. After playing in just 31 games with the 76er’s during his rookie year, Embiid signed 5-year, $146 million contract extension.
The Early Years
Embiid was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Originally planning to play volleyball professionally, he decided to switch over to basketball as a teenager. Proving a wise choice, he was discovered at a basketball camp and moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a professional basketball career. Embiid got his start with high school basketball, even transferring schools so he could have more playtime.
Embiid started his college career at the University of Kansas, where he stayed for one year, before being declared for the 2014 NBA draft. Unfortunately, a foot bone-related injury, as well as the following surgery, caused him to be unable to play in the 2014-2015 and the 2015-2016 seasons, in spite of a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Despite the setback, Embiid got his start with the team in a preseason game against the Boston Celtics, starting in early October 2016, eventually rising to become the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games towards the end of the year. By the end of the 2017 season, he became the NBA All-Rookie First Team. For the 2017-2018 season, he signed a five-year contract worth $147 million, with the added chance to earn an additional $30 million, depending on earned selections or titles. If he should have another issue, such as with another injury, he is only guaranteed $84.2 million.
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