Joel Embiid started playing basketball in his home country of Cameroon at age 15. He soon moved to the U.S. to play basketball and went on to become a star high school player. Embiid made his NBA debut in 2016 and was named to the All-Star Game in 2018. That same year, he became one of just seven players with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 200 blocks in his first 100 games. Discover how Embiid overcame injuries to become one of the NBA's brightest stars.
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Cheryl Kim is an elementary school teacher from California currently teaching at an international school in Thailand. When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys playing and watching sports with her husband and sons.