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Photos: Joel Embiid Is Dating A Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 29: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts to his three pointer during a 121-105 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid is having a big weekend. The All-Star center is getting ready to play in tonight's All-Star Game. Earlier in the week, he celebrated Valentine's Day with his girlfriend.

Embiid went public with his girlfriend, Anne De Paula. The NBA star and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model have been together for several months.

The Sixers' star big man has credited his girlfriend with helping him mature, especially off of the court. There has been a lot less social media use from the star big man this season.

"I don't even remember the last time I really posted anything on social media. I've been really busy with my girlfriend, just hanging out with her," Embiid told reporters earlier this year.

Embiid took to social media on Valentine's Day to post a heartfelt message for his girlfriend.

"Happy Valentine’s Day babe!!!? Thank you for dealing with my African crazy ass and allowing me to be ME. I’ve trusted your process, you’ve trusted mine and it brought us to where we are," he wrote.


Embiid and the rest of the NBA's top players are set to play in the NBA All-Star Game at 8 p.m. E.T. this evening. The game will be on TNT.