Meet the Stunning Swimsuit Model Dating NBA Star Joel Embiid

She’s a slam dunk.

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It looks like NBA star Joel Embiid is officially no longer thirsting for Rihanna. 

The 24-year-old Philadelphia 76ers center is now dating 23-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Anne De Paula.

While neither have publicly commented on their romance, Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin confirmed the relationship by posting a picture of the couple locked in a courtside kiss earlier this week.

“What a lovely couple!” Rubin wrote before joking that the two are “engaged.” 

Rumors that Paula is seeing Embiid were fueled by his recent GQ cover story, in which the athlete explained doing “background checks” on potential suitors is a must in the NBA. 

“My girlfriend is coming,” he revealed, adding that she’s “pretty big at what she does.”

He’s right. Paula won the 2017 SI Model Search and went on to be featured in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. 

Watch her rock a “dental floss” bikini in the video above, and see her most stunning Instagram photos below: