Sixers star Joel Embiid wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune about his life called “It’s Story Time.” The story is about Embiid’s life. He talks about coming to America from Cameroon when he was 16 and didn’t speak English, learning how to play basketball and using YouTube to learn how to shoot three pointers.
Embiid says he searched “WHITE PEOPLE SHOOTING 3 POINTERS” because their Js are always wet.
So I’m chilling one night, and I go on YouTube, and I’m thinking I’m about to figure this shooting thing out.
I go to the search box like….
HOW TO SHOOT 3 POINTERS.
HOW TO SHOOT GOOD FORM
Then the light bulb went off, man. I typed in the magic words.
WHITE PEOPLE SHOOTING 3 POINTERS.
Listen, I know it’s a stereotype, but have you ever seen a normal, 30-year-old white guy shoot a three-pointer? That elbow is tucked, man. The knees are bent. The follow-through is perfect. Always. You know how in America, there’s always an older guy wearing like EVERLAST sweat-shorts at the court? That guy is always a problem. His J is always wet.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 31, 2018
This proves one thing about Joel Embiid, the man is a walking, talking comedy show. Let’s get more cameras around this guy and watch the magic happen. We can only hope his life story is turned into a movie and this scene is included.