Good morning, I’m Kevin Kinkead reporting for TMZ Sports.
You may have noticed a photo on social media featuring Joel Embiid and his girlfriend Anne De Paula, a photo that shows De Paula with a fancy rock on her left ring finger.
It’s a still photo clipped from his Instagram story:
Let’s start off today with some completely unnecessary internet speculation: is Joel Embiid (like me) afraid of heights?
— The Green Legion (@greenlegion) June 27, 2019
My first thought was that Joel can afford something more expensive, though that does look like a pretty sweet diamond.
Others did some investigating and squashed this rumor into nothingness, after the jump:
Anna De Paula's ring is on her right hand & it's nothing new.
Pics from her sitting on the right side of Joel Embiid on the chair lift w/ the camera flipped. Then pics of her wearing the same ring while consoling JoJo after the TOR series & then at a red carpet event on 5/11 pic.twitter.com/mDWB6gEg2I
— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) June 27, 2019
And here’s another jawn:
— Mike Angelucci (@MJLucci) June 27, 2019
Well there you have it. It’s not an engagement ring. What comes next is that people complain about Embiid not being in the gym and not working on “getting his ass into the paint.”
Here’s the video from the ski lift, which is pretty funny. Apparently this is near the Great Wall of China:
"I can not die. I'm African. We don't die."
Joel Embiid 😂 pic.twitter.com/oHQ6ej6ftu
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 27, 2019
Reporting for TMZ Sports, I’m Kevin Kinkead.