Sixers big man Joel Embiid hasn’t been himself for most of the postseason and has struggled mightily in four of the five games of the Sixers’ second-round series with the Raptors.

Game six will be the biggest game of his NBA career to date, as the Sixers are on the verge of elimination, so we figured it would the perfect opportunity to drop some of his girlfriend’s SI swimsuit pictures. 

Embiid and de Paula have been linked since before the 2018-19 NBA season when they were spotted together during the preseason at the NBA China Games. 

We broke the story. 

She’s recently posted some fun videos of her and Joel. 


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“We are still kids, but we’re so in love, fighting against all odds”… ❤️❤️ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lover and best friend @joelembiid. You’re PERFECT! I love you!

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Now Anne is doing her model thing for the latest edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. 

Embiid trusted the process with her and it paid off. 

I expect big things from Embiid tonight. 

Check out her entire 2019 SI Swimsuit gallery below:  

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