On Friday, he and Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown joined Adrian Wojnarowski for an interview on The Vertical Podcast with Woj. The Cameroon native discussed a number of things, such as his brother's death and the United States presidential election. (Embiid had already made his opinion clear on Donald Trump before elaborating on his concerns to Wojnarowski.)
Embiid also revealed that, while enrolled at Kansas, he tested everyone's preconceived notions of African life by telling a story about killing a lion as a child.
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The tidbit is yet another funny tale that will endear the 22-year-old to his quickly expanding fanbase, it also provided an important lesson about how overcoming stereotypes can lead to understanding and empathy among those from different backgrounds.