Embiid becomes U.S. citizen

A native of Cameroon who also holds French citizenship, Embiid was sworn in two weeks ago in Philadelphia as an American citizen.



September 30, 2022 - 3:06 PM

Joel Embiid after practice on the second day of Sixers training camp at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid has tried to keep the ruse alive — that he was nothing more than a 7-foot couch potato this summer. To hear Embiid tell it, every day was easy like a lazy Sunday morning.

His biggest offseason accomplishment?

“Sleep,” he said with a laugh Thursday.

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