Although Parker has nothing personal against the Sixers Center, he just feels roster spots should be given to native French players. “I think you have to play the national team with the players who are from the country, who grew up there, all that.” “For me it’s just a matter of principle. Because, Joel Embiid is a good guy. I only heard good things about him. I spoke with Timothy ( Luwawu-Cabarrot, who plays with the Cameroonian Sixer), and he’s a great guy. He laughs, he speaks French, all that. It’s nothing against him. It’s just a matter of principle.
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”
Tomi Lahren: If they aren’t shithole countries, why don’t their citizens stay there? Let’s be honest. Call it like it is. Rudy Gobert: Do you know what it means to have Dreams? To actually have to work for something? Does the fact that i left France to come chase my dream here makes France a shithole? Or that just applies to African countries? Getting paid to divide people really looks like a shitty job.
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.”