Sixers star makes game-changing Olympics decision

Oct 2, 2023; Camden, NJ, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) and center Mo Bamba (7) pose for a photo during media day at Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Joel Embiid chose the United States over his native Cameroon and over France, where he received citizenship last summer. His presence could solve what emerged as Team USA’s biggest weakness at the FIBA World Cup: interior defense and rebounding.


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