Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid
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Joel Embiid has a bit of explaining to do to his Philadelphia 76ers teammate Tobias Harris following his recent revelation with regards to obtaining his driver’s license. The towering center revealed having “finally” gotten his license after a nine-year stay in the United States via Twitter last week, but it appears that Harris thought his colleague was a legal driver all along.

Embiid will likely be part of the Sixers contingent that heads to Orlando, Florida, for the NBA’s restart and previously revealed he’s been training six times a week ahead of his return to the court. Punting fans are also likely looking forward to 76ers Betting and will hope to be able to do so in a few weeks.

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Harris, meanwhile, was speaking with Elle Duncan and Cassidy Hubbarth on Sunday’s 2020 ESPYs Pre-Show when he was asked about Embiid’s license revelation. He claimed the 76ers big man has driven him to his house before so he’s going to need some answers.

Around minute 7:30, Harris says: “I’m gonna state this out here but, when I heard Joel Embiid got his license, it was very surprising to me because he’s given me a ride home before and I was sitting back saying ‘hold on Joel, you didn’t have a license this whole time?’

“Now I’m like you just now got a license so what don’t I know?”

Harris has every right to be taken aback after hearing Embiid only just got his license, having been the star’s passenger prior to last week’s revelation. He said it happened after a playoff game, which means Joel dropped him off well over a year ago. Seems like he trusts “the process” a tad too much…

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Joel Embiid Came To The U.S As A Teenager

Embiid migrated to the States when he was 16 and went on to play for the University of Kansas for a year, before getting drafted as the No.3 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

He hasn’t played for any other team apart from Philadelphia and has a career average of 24.1 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. Embiid’s influence helped Philly to a 39-26 record in the Eastern Conference before the league shut play down in March due to COVID-19 and the team’s position (sixth) ensured they were one of the teams invited to Orlando to complete the 2019/20 season.

Fortunately, Embiid won’t be the one driving his squad to the location, but at least he will be able to legally if called upon. In another bit of Embiid-related good news, the center recently saw the final three years of his contract guaranteed and should get every cent of the $95 million he’s due over the period.