Joel Embiid may be off the basketball court for a little while after surgery last month to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, but the 7-footer has kept extremely active on Twitter.

Embiid, a candidate for the top overall pick in this year's NBA draft before injury concerns dropped him to third, has shown his lighter side on social media with the active and relentless pursuit of Kim Kardashian and Rihanna.

Last week Embiid tweeted at Kardashian in the hopes of scoring a date with the 33-year-old reality TV star.


There's just one minor problem with pursuing Kardashian, and Embiid quickly came to his senses:


It didn't take long for Embiid to mend his broken heart, as he quickly moved on from Kardashian to Rihanna. And his announcement of his new pursuit was comedic gold:




Embiid went as far as to post a photoshopped picture of Rihanna wearing his No. 11 Philadelphia 76ers jersey:


Should he exceed all expectations and actually score a date with Rihanna, Embiid actually wouldn't be the first NBA player to successfully court a high profile woman on social media. Quincy Pondexter and b>Andre Drummond both pulled off the feat.

Alas, to the disappointment of everyone, Embiid revealed later that he's just playing around with the tweets:


Still, that didn't stop Embiid from creating a couple name for he and Rihanna should the pair ever get together:


Embiid has a long recovery ahead of him, and depending on how his rehabilitation goes he may even miss the entire 2014-15 season. If Embiid can stay healthy, many experts believe he has the physical tools to dominate in the NBA. But his confidence has to be suffering after no responses from Kardashian or Rihanna.

And to make matters worse, Embiid's passionate pursuit earlier this month of another partner also got rejected:





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