Joel Embiid playing for France?

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Joel Embiid hails from Cameroon, but in the upcoming Olympic Games, he may compete as a member of the French national team. Per a report by French outlet RMC Sport, the NBA top scorer of the 2021-22 season has initiated administrative procedures to obtain the French nationality.
Source: EuroHoops.net

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Joel Embiid getting the French nationality per report and can be used as a naturalized member of the French national team
eurohoops.net/en/national-te…3:18 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Per @Ben Falk, 76ers were outscored by 11.6 points per 100 possessions in the 374 possessions that Harden played w/o Embiid in the regular season. In the first round, the 76ers were outscored by 6.8 points per 100 possessions in Harden’s minutes w/o Embiid. – 3:01 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
With Embiid out, it’s time for “The Beard” to live up to the hype after all his shenanigans the past two seasons. #Rockets #Nets #Sixers #Heat nypost.com/2022/05/02/nba…2:26 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Tyrese Maxey on notion the Sixers must “survive” (at least) Games 1 and 2 without Embiid: “I wouldn’t say ‘survive.’ I would say go out there and compete as hard as always try to win the game.” – 12:58 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
New article on what the Sixers need from James Harden with Joel Embiid out for Games 1 and 2, plus some thoughts on how Harden is adapting his game as a playmaker. @ringer theringer.com/2022/5/2/23053…12:55 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Do absences of Kyle Lowry and Joel Embiid muddle outlook for Heat-76ers? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Do the absences of Kyle Lowry, Joel Embiid muddle outlook for Heat-76ers? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:20 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat-76ers playoff primer: Important questions surrounding the series, how Joel Embiid’s absence changes things, what to expect from James Harden, an important Heat player to watch and more miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…9:14 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Do absences of Kyle Lowry, Joel Embiid muddle outlook for Heat-76ers? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 8:02 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
To win without Joel Embiid, Sixers’ Doc Rivers must think outside the box vs. Miami | writes David Murphy inquirer.com/sports/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 7:37 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
#Sixers can win without Joel Embiid in the #NBA playoffs like the #Eagles won without Carson Wentz | writes Marcus Hayes inquirer.com/sixers/philade… via @phillyinquirer – 7:37 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Kyle Lowry out for Game 1 of Eastern Conference semifinals; optimism that Joel Embiid could return for either Game 3 or 4 inquirer.com/sixers/76ers-s… via @phillyinquirer – 7:36 AM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Without Joel Embiid, the Sixers offense will turn to James Harden for points inquirer.com/sixers/76ers-s… via @phillyinquirer – 10:50 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: Among the possibilities for Doc Rivers and the Joel Embiid-less #Sixers against the #Heat are playing more zone defense, utilizing a small lineup and trying all four centers: https://t.co/oxvqGAR40a #76ers pic.twitter.com/RDPiOKVi4l8:30 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat will be without Kyle Lowry and the 76ers will be without Joel Embiid in Game 1.
Spoelstra: “They feel like they have enough, we feel like we have enough. I guess probably both sides are ready just to tip this thing up.”
miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…8:11 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat-76ers playoff primer: Important questions surrounding the series, why Joel Embiid’s absence changes things A LOT, what to expect from James Harden, an important Heat player to watch and more miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…8:09 PM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
New 3 Ball for Monday’s action!
Talking the 76ers without Embiid, Bball Paul time(?), maybe some Herro hunting, Tobias at C, Jimmy and Bam ball-handling, CP3 and Ayton PNR game, Luka against Mikal (and maybe Jae), and much more!
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/est…7:52 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Radio Roulette is LIVE @UnderdogFantasy
• Draymond ejection
• Clarke/Poole deliver
• JJJ
• Curry clutch (defense!)
• Giannis good
• Joel Embiid injury outlook
• How tf did i just win MEM +2.5
• Start races at no lights tracks earlier
Join us!⬇️
youtube.com/watch?v=nw8rQR…6:40 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — With 76ers’ Joel Embiid out, are Heat about to give James Harden the Trae Young treatment? (Updated with quotes.) sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:54 PM

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Tobias Harris could help make up for Embiid against Heat in first two games
si.com/nba/heat/.amp/…4:37 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#NBA column: Doc Rivers and the #Sixers are going to have to be creative and open-minded without Joel Embiid against the #Heat, which Rivers seems ready to do: https://t.co/oxvqGAR40a #76ers pic.twitter.com/7VOE65UmwT4:30 PM

More on this storyline

At 28, the Philadelphia 76ers player may finally get the jersey of the French national team and according to the same report, a visit to France is planned by the end of June to finalize the paperwork. FIBA ​​regulations allow only one naturalized player per national team. The France team has never used it until now, so it would be a first. -via EuroHoops.net / May 2, 2022

The general manager of the French Basketball Federation, Patrick Beesley had declared that the addition of Embiid was possible. There had already been contacts two years earlier. -via EuroHoops.net / May 2, 2022