A few hours after the naturalization of Joel Embiid, Moustapha Fall reacted in a benevolent way to the possible arrival of the NBAer at the French national team.

Joel Embiid

Joel  Embiid
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Position: C
Age: 28
Height: 213 cm
Weight: 113 kg
Birth place: Yaounde, Cameroon

Embiid obtained the French nationality, according to a July 4 decree published in the Official Journal, which paves the way for his possible integration into the French team in view of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

In an interview with RMC, Moustapha Fall was asked about the naturalization of Joel Embiid, which makes the Cameroonian big man a candidate for the French team in the same position as him. 

"For the moment, I really don't worry about it. If he's there, he should definitely be selected," the Olympiacos Piraeus player said.

"He is a player who can be MVP in the NBA every day. Seeing him play with Rudy Gobert can be something, especially since Vincent Collet likes to play big, he can play with two centers at the same time."

Fall, an Olympic silver medalist in 2021, noted that Embiid "is able to shoot as well, so even the power forwards are going to be impacted. Of course, I am also concerned. On the one hand, in terms of ethics, it can pose a problem because we never do that.

But, on the other hand, we play by the rules. It's hard to have a definite opinion. If it's there, we'll have to deal with it. It's the law of sport: if there's someone better than you, he plays, it's simple," Fall concluded.

The 30-year-old big man will probably have the opportunity to join France for the upcoming EuroBasket, from September 1 to 18.

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Joel Embiid

Joel  Embiid
Joel  Embiid
MIN: 34.38
PTS: 29.68 (61.63%)
REB: 11.56
As: 3.92
ST: 1.03
BL: 1.38
TO: 3.15
GM: 78