Joel Embiid is very clearly living his best life this summer.
The Philadelphia 76ers center went viral over the weekend for a funny video that showed him dancing at a wedding. Michael Ratner, a filmmaker friend of Embiid and who even worked on a documentary project about Embiid’s trip to the NBA, is the one who got married. Footage from Ratner’s wedding showed Embiid giddily participating in the Hora, a traditional dance at Jewish weddings.
It was hard to miss the tall, seven-foot professional athlete hopping around in a circle with everyone. Looked.
Joel Embiid dancing the Hora is the only thing I want to see on social media this week. pic.twitter.com/4HLXEaw2bj
— Tori Rubinstein (@ToriRubinstein) July 17, 2022
Even more impressively, the wedding guests managed to lift Embiid, who weighs north of 275 pounds, onto a chair for the other part of the Hora dance.
Mazel to Joel Embiid!
How many people did it take to lift that chair!
JoJo doing the Hora. It’s epic
🎥Gabby Blauner pic.twitter.com/eKKVhFWJGv
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 17, 2022
How did they get Joel Embiid off the ground? pic.twitter.com/ii6Bo0G8yR
– Crossing Broad (@CrossingBroad) July 17, 2022
Make way for Kevin Durant’s trade request. Beat it, LeBron James to the Drew League. Joel Embiid getting his wings on “Hava Nagila” is the only offseason content that really matters.
Although Embiid finished second in a tight NBA MVP race last season, he was the unanimous MVP in Ratner’s wedding. Hopefully, though, the 76ers aren’t as upset as the last time Embiid went viral for his dancing.