Who Is Arthur Embiid? Late Brother Of Joel Embiid

by Pragya Sun Oct 08 2023 Updated On Sat Jan 27 2024

Arthur Embiid is the late brother of professional basketball ballplayer Joel Embiid

He was born to his mom, Christine, and his dad, Thomas Embiid. He grew up with his two siblings. 

He was a Cameroonian citizen by nationality.

What Happened To Arthur? 

Arthur is well known for being the younger brother of famous player Joel

They were very close to each other, but sadly, the brothers got separated as Arthur died in 2014 from getting into a car crash. 

He was walking on the road when he got hit by a car. Arthur was only 13 years old when he died, and his death affected Joel badly. 

Joel himself had just joined the NBA and was in the starting phase of his career when he got the heartbreaking news of his brother's death. 

Arthur’s death impacted Joel a lot, and after his death, Joel even thought of quitting his basketball career because he was in a position where he found himself unstable. 

However, he later dropped the idea of quitting and continued playing in the NBA.

About Arthur’s Brother Joel 

Joel is a professional basketball player. He is currently playing for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. 

He has been playing for Philadelphia since 2014. He was born in 1994 and has his birthday on March 16

He is a Cameroonian, American, and French citizen by nationality. 

Married Life Of Joel

Joel is currently married to his Anne de Paula. They have been dating together since 2018

He met Anne in 2018 at a dinner party of a familiar friend.

Joel and Anne welcomed their first child, son Arthur Elijah, two years after dating.

Joel named his son after his late brother Arthur, who died in an accident. 

They happily tied the knot in July 2023. He is living a happy life with his family. 

Joel Embiid and his wife.
Joel Embiid and his wife. Source: Instagram

Age And Net Worth 

Joel is 29 years old. He has a net worth of $35 Million. His source of income is basketball playing.

Joel Injured His Knee

Joel has been playing basketball for a long time. Throughout the year, he has been injured many times while playing. 

In 2021, he injured his knee again during the match between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Wizards. 

He aimed to score when his opponent team member came and tried to defend him. 

His opponent was trying to hit the ball, but mistakenly, he hit Joel’s knee. 

He fell to the ground and held his knee. He was in extreme pain and was rolling on the ground, so the doctor immediately rushed to check him. 

Joel Doesn’t Go Along With James 

Joel and James Harden both have been outstanding players for the Philadelphia 76ers. 

They have played many matches together. However, there has been the news of Joel and James having problems with each other. 

In the interview with ESPN, the interviewer asked him the same question. 

Joel replied, saying he had no idea why people were making such things. 

He feels that he and James both make a solid team. 

They both talk about each other in interviews and appreciate one another’s skills. 

Joel even said that they managed to dominate other teams very well when he and James teamed up. 

Joel Blamed His Teammate For The Loss

Joel and his team, the Philadelphia 76ers, recently lost their match against the Boston Celtics. 

Their gameplay was not good enough. However, Joel blamed his teammates for losing the game after the loss. 

He claimed that he and James Harden playing alone wasn’t enough for the team to win. 

He also said that his teammates didn’t show up when he needed to the game, which was also the reason behind the game loss. 

After that statement, many Philadelphia fans got angry, saying he was unprofessional. 

They also claimed that his performance in the game was worse than other players, and instead of taking responsibility for his actions, he blamed his teammates, which was unacceptable. 

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