Today, Joel Embiid, the star of Philadelphia, is in high demand from the national teams for which he has the right to play. With African players, it is common for them to have a problem with which national team to choose. When it comes to Embiid, of course there is interest from every possible national team for which he has the right to perform.
France and the USA are aware of this, as they failed at Mundobasket, so now they hope that it is Embiid who will be able to dominate the field. Everyone is waiting for the decision of the Philadelphia 76ers star.
The decision of the MVP of the NBA League, Joel Embiid, for which national team he will play for, has been awaited for a long time.
Will it be France, Cameroon or Team USA.
FIBA rules allow Embiid to play for both France and the USA, as he has dual citizenship. It is known that after the debacle at Mundobasket, the French have a great desire to pair him with Rudi Gober and form the most dominant central line on the planet.
In a way, France gave Embiid an ultimatum to make a decision
However, the Europeans are not so enthusiastic about waiting and have decided to give Embiid an ultimatum. "The denouement will happen very quickly whatever the outcome in the end." We hope so and I think he knows that.
We may have an answer by October 10th. That's the deadline we set," said the president of the French Basketball Association, Jean-Pierre Ciutat, and added to "RMC": "We never said anything official about Joel Embiid. Various news were circulating from all sides, and I repeat that I want him to come.
However, we never gave the information that he agreed to play for us. Even today, he is not part of the French team. We are working on it, we have a strong desire. He knows that. We had the opportunity to discuss it with him and await the decision.
The American team is also very interested in him. Cameroon will play pre-Olympic qualifiers. The situation is very delicate from his point of view," Siutat concluded.