The player must decide whether he will represent the French or American team at the Olympics
The center, NBA MVP last season, could also play for Cameroon
Joel Embiid He has the upper hand, but he has to position himself and the French federation has already given him an ultimatum to decide whether he will take part in the Paris Olympics next year with the French team or with the United States or even with Cameroon supposed to do. Now that the center of the Sixers He has triple Cameroonian nationality, his country of birth, US and French.
United States and France They are fighting for the center after its failure at the last World Cup. The United States was left out of the podium after their defeat Canada in the battle for third place and France failed to survive the first phase, resulting in one of the most infamous failures in France’s history basketball Gallic.
And under these circumstances it is possible to have that NBA MVP last season would be a plus point that would offer many guarantees in the Olympic tournament. Francewho shows great interest does not want things to turn out that way perpetuate and has set the deadline for October 10th.
Jean-Pierre SiutatPresident of the French Federation, will do everything to convince him: “I want him to come. We are working on it, we have the firm will to do it. He knows it. We had the opportunity to discuss it with him and we are waiting for one Decision. The American team is very interested in the idea of signing him. Cameroon qualified Pre-Olympics. “It’s a delicate situation for him.”
If he chose France, he would form a spectacular duo with him Victor Wembanyamawho has already expressed his strong desire to take part in the games in Paris.