This Wednesday, on RMC, Moustapha Fall spoke about the possible arrival of Joel Embiid in the France team. While he would be one of the first “victims” of the selection of the Sixers pivot, the 2021 Olympic vice-champion remains a good player.
If there is a player who could attack a possible arrival of Joel Embiid at the Blues, it is him. However, he claims to put the interests of the France team above his own. While the pivot of the Philadelphia Sixers has been naturalized French and therefore the door of the Blues opens a little more, Moustapha Fall, post 5 and therefore direct competitor of Embiid, named this Wednesday on RMC that he would see a selection of the native of Yaoundé with a good eye.
“I’m not a guy who projects himself so I don’t worry about it at all. If he’s there, for sure we have to take him. He’s a player who can be MVP in NBA everyday, revealed the man who won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics with the Blues. Seeing him play with Rudy Gobert can be something, especially since Vincent Collet likes to play big, he can play with two 5 stations at the same time. Embiid is able to shoot as well, so even 4 stations will be impacted.”
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“Of course I am concerned, conceded the pivot of Olympiacos. In terms of ethics, it can be a problem, because we never do that. But, on the other side, the rules are the rules, so we play by the rules. If he’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.”
Embiid obtained 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.