NBA: Joel Embiid would be close to receiving permission from FIBA ​​to represent the France team

Moments of terror will live the future rivals of the selection of France of basketball, since according to what the head coach of the Gauls himself has revealed, Boris Diaw, Joel Embid of the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA would be his next reinforcement.

Embiid born in Yaoundé, Cameroonlast July he received French nationality, so he only has to receive permission from the basketball regulatory body, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).

He doesn’t have the FIBA ​​license yet. But it would be nice if I could have this license and play for the French team. We know that it has become French, so why not, we try to have as many good players as possible and then make a team that stands firm and plays well together.” Diaw told RMC Sport.

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In the event that permission is granted to Embiid, who has never represented Cameroon in any international competition, so he could represent France without problems, it would be excellent news for the potential of the Gauls.

Embiid is a 5 times selected to the All-Star Game4 times elected to the second Best Quintet in the NBA, and 3 times in the second Best Defensive Quintet.

Last season, Joel Embiid was the basket ball champion, finishing with a league-leading 30.6 averages, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 rebounds (personal high), 1.5 blocks, 1.1 steals, with 49.9 percent shooting efficiency. , 37.1 on 3-pointers, 81.4 on free throws, ranking second in season MVP voting behind Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggetswho won it for the second year in a row.

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If Embiid gets the green light from FIBA, France could have a five-man lineup made up of 3-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Evan Fournier of the New York Knicks, Nicolas Batum of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Victor Wembanyama, potential No. 1 prospect in next year’s Draft.

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