This is a rather unexpected turn of events. Only two months after obtained French nationality and being tipped to join the French team for the Paris Olympics in 2024, Joel Embiid, born in Cameroon, announced this Thursday at Associated Press that he was also an American citizen.
“Let’s say I’m Cameroonian, American and Frenchexplained the 28-year-old pivot on the sidelines of Philadelphia Sixers training camp. I have been in the United States for a long time. My son is American. I live here and it’s an honor to be an American. So I said: “why not ?” »
PA specifies that Embiid indicated that it was far too early to decide with which selection he intended to evolve on the international scene.