Joel Embiid Rumors

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Joel Embiid
Joel Embiid
Position: C
Born: 03/16/94
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $6,100,266
Orlando Magic Player and France international Evan Fournier is not best pleased with the recent news that Joel Embiid is interested in joining the French. “Stop with the articles on Joel in the French national team please, it becomes ridiculously serious,” Fournier wrote in a tweet, translated in French. “For me playing for a country with which you have no ties is disturbing. The national team is not just a sporting challenge,” Fournier also tweeted.
The French national team is considering the idea of recruiting Joel Embiid for the French national team. However, French national team guard Evan Fournier doesn’t think that this is a good idea and he made the following tweet: “Stop with the articles on Joel in the French national team please, it becomes ridiculously serious”

After the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics in London, the Cameroonese big guy was asked if he would play for France and he didn’t rule out the possibility of joining “Les Bleus”. “I think it’s an opportunity,” Embiid said after a question by French RMC Sport. “You never know. I might play for the French national team but I might also play for Cameroon. I have a lot of relatives in France.”
After the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics in London, Embiid was asked if he would play for France and he didn’t rule out the possibility of joining “Les Bleus”. “I think it’s an opportunity,” Embiid said after a question by French RMC Sport. “You never know. I might play for the French national team but I might also play for Cameroon. I have a lot of relatives in France.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s star has never been brighter, with his game and profile extending beyond the seemingly endless bounds of his zip-code-covering strides. He had more All-Star votes than any player in the first ballot release, a surprising turn for an international player who doesn’t hail from a nation with more than two billion inhabitants. Yao Ming is the only non-American to get the most All-Star votes and he’s been retired from the NBA since 2011. But what might have been even more startling than Antetokounmpo leading LeBron James in voting is that two players born outside the United States — Joel Embiid and Kristaps Porzingis — are third and fourth among Eastern Conference frontcourt players. These new young talents not only represent their respective franchises but also stand to serve as the face of the league for years to come. “We believe we can do it,” Antetokounmpo told Yahoo Sports. “It’s not that bad of a responsibility. I love it.”
Joel Embiid hasn’t played the equivalent of one full season but has already flashed enough potential to garner a highly protected maximum extension. He’s a power-dunking, smack-talking, fun-loving force whose only limitation appears to be an inability to avoid physical setbacks. But he remains eager to be an NBA A-lister sooner than later. “I want to be that guy. I want them to look at me the way they do guys like LeBron James or Stephen Curry,” Embiid told Yahoo Sports. “I feel like I’m, like, right there. I just need to stay healthy and keep playing. But I feel like I’m right there. But I embrace it and I love it. I feel like if I put in the work and stay healthy, I think I have a chance.”