Joel Embiid cried as he made his way off the floor and into the locker room following Kawhi Leonard’s crazy game-winning buzzer beater in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Sunday evening.
The All-Star big man, who summed up the loss with a simple “it sucks,” was consoled after the game by his girlfriend, Anne de Paula.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model has been officially dating Embiid for several months.
Postgame video showed Embiid and de Paula crying together outside of the locker room following Game 7.
Joel Embiid in the tunnel with his girlfriend post game 7. pic.twitter.com/lMHTT6x1GB
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Embiid and the Sixers are now heading toward an extremely intriguing offseason. Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris are both free agents. The future of head coach Brett Brown is in question.
It’s going to be a very interesting couple of months in Philadelphia.