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Joel Embiid Tweeted 'I'm A Laker,' Later Deletes It, Claims It Was A Friend Messing Around

The 2014 NBA Draft is tonight, starting at 8 p.m. E.T. from New York City, televised on ESPN. 

Where will Joel Embiid, the Kansas big man slipping due to injury problems, go? The 7-foot center from Cameroon apparently named his future team in a tweet Wednesday night. 

">June 26, 2014

Embiid, after deleting the tweet, took to Twitter to clear things up.

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">June 26, 2014

While the "it was a friend messing around" excuse is as old as Twitter, it's not too difficult to believe Embiid in this situation. Why would the former Jayhawk tweet that a team picking No. 7 is the one he's going to? Despite the injury, it'd be a surprise if the Cameroonian slipped that deep in the lottery.