Joel Embiid announces birth of son Arthur, named after deceased brother

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By RADIO.COM

Philadelphia 76ers' superstar Joel Embiid announced the birth of his first child on Instagram, and joked that he and his girlfriend may have close to a dozen before they're content.

Embiid and his girlfriend - fiancée? - model Anne De Paula's first child together is a boy, named Arthur Elijah De Paula Embiid:

The name Arthur carries great significance to Embiid, as his younger brother, who carried that name, was killed in a car crash in 2014. Arthuer Embiid was just 13 years old at the time of his passing, and hadn't seen his older brother, Joel, since he became a college star at Kansas. Embiid later told The Players' Tribune that he considered retiring as he dealt with the grief of his brother's death.

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