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SOUTH AFRICA (CBS) – Sixers big man Joel Embiid is known for taking a bite out of the competition – unless that competition is biting back.

Embiid was in South Africa for the NBA Africa Game last week.

Sixers' Joel Embiid Bit By Lion Cub While In South Africa For NBA Africa Game

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During his down time, he got playful with a lion cub. When he was petting the cub, it got a little too playful, and nibbled on the NBA star’s arm.

Embiid was fine, it was just a little love bite!