Like Rudy Gobert, he plagues Joel Embiid in the French team
While he has never played an official match with the Cameroon national team, Joel Embiid undertook a nationalization process in order to obtain French nationality. As a result, the Philadelphia 76ers pivot could be selected for the France team once he is naturalized. After Rudy Gobert, it is Serge Ibaka who wanted to explain his vision of things regarding this situation with which he is not in total adequacy.
While he is one of the best current players in NBA, Joel Embiid could soon wear the jersey of theFrench team. Born in Cameroon, the star of philadelphia 76ers however, has never played a single official match with the selection of his country of origin. And for his part, the 28-year-old pivot has taken steps to naturalize in order to obtain French nationality. Once he has it, nothing can prevent Vincent Collet to take it into the France group. Moreover, the coach of Blues confirmed that he had no reason to write off Joel Embiid : “When it’s fully selectable, I don’t see why I wouldn’t select it. As much as possible, we always took the best players. I consider that from the moment it is selectable, it belongs to this category.“His possible arrival was also validated by Evan Fournier. “In principle, I was refractory in the past. But you have to watch all the teams and see what happens. In Spain Lorenzo Brown (American player) obtained his naturalization while he should not even know how to say hello in Spanish… Greece did the same. There are so many things to consider. But in any case, for the moment, Joël has a very good approachexplained back of the New York Knicks and one of the leaders of theFrench team recently. However, there are still some who still have some reservations about the situation of Joel Embiid.
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Gobert has some reservations about the arrival of Embiid
Rudy Gobert is one of them. “He’s an incredible player… After that, there are a lot of things that we have to think about in terms of logistics and above all, that it’s possible. It’s clear that Joel is a unique player. We have an already well-knit team and a group that lives well together too… It’s clear that we have to see how it could work for the group“confided the new pivot of the Minnesota Timberwolves in comments reported by Le Figaro. another player NBA also share this opinion.
Ibaka takes himself as an example to explain the situation
In effect, Serge Ibaka used himself as an example to explain his vision of things in an interview for RMC Sports : “Embiid in the French team? Everyone has their own way of seeing things. I lived in Spain. I speak Spanish well. So, for me, I thought it was normal [d’être en équipe nationale d’Espagne]. Afterwards, as I said, everyone thinks what they think. On this side, I have nothing to say. Was it natural for me to apply for Spanish nationality? Not 100% natural but I have lived there. I started playing basketball there. This is where I learned the fundamentals.»
“He is one of the best players [en NBA], so it’s normal. It will help a lot.”
“Will Embiid be enough for the French team to win a world title? He is strong. He is very strong. But afterwards, it takes a whole team to win. Basketball is a team sport, and I think it will help a lot because it is strong. He is one of the best players [en NBA], so it’s normal. It will help a lot“Nevertheless confessed the pivot of the Milwaukee Bucks. If several validate his arrival, Joel Embiid is not yet completely unanimous in French team. It remains to be seen if he will be able to convince his world in the future.