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SportA 9-year-old Sixers fan wrote Joel Embiid a sweet note after seeing him cry

06:15  14 may  2019
06:15  14 may  2019 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Joel Hans Embiid (/dʒoʊˈɛl ɛmˈbiːd/ joh-EL em-BEED; born 16 March 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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A 9-year-old Sixers fan wrote Joel Embiid a sweet note after seeing him cry© Getty Getty

Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid didn't hold back his emotions after his team's heartbreaking loss to the Toronto Raptors in Sunday's thrilling Game 7.

He came close to blocking Kawhi Leonard's attempt at the buzzer but we all know how that ended up for both Toronto and the the Sixers.

Embiid, who struggled through a virus during parts of the series, was like the rest of us - in total disbelief - as the ball bounced off the rim four times before falling through the hoop and ending the Sixers' season.

One young fan saw her favorite player in tears and wrote him this thoughtful letter:

Here's the whole thing, which shows a nice little drawing, too:

A 9-year-old Sixers fan wrote Joel Embiid a sweet note after seeing him cry© File Photo File Photo

Pretty sweet gesture there from Olivia.

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