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Cameroonian Born Basketball Players, Pascal Siakam And Joel Embiid Set To Play In The NBA All-Star Game

  Siakam led the Raptors to an NBA championship win in 2019 while winning the league's most improved player award in the same season making him the first player to win both awards in the same season.

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Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 7er of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted with the third overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the 7ers.  Multiple foot and knee injuries delayed his debut for the two seasons until 2016-2017 when he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team despite playing only 31 games. Embiid received three All-Star selections. He has nickname himself "The process" in response to a refrain 76er fans during the Sam Hinkie era to "trust the process" . 

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Joel Embiid was honored to be selected to his third straight All-Star Game, but he was more excited about the chance to play alongside Raptors forward, Pascal Siakam, who also was named a starter Thursday. "I was more excited about Pascal. Two guys from Cameroon!  we barely started playing basketball eight or nine years ago, so to see us, especially as starters, it means a lot"  said Joel Embiid in response to how he feels about Pascal Siakam being selected for the All-Star Game. " I'm proud to be from Cameroon and from Arica and represent it" he continued. 

 

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The All-Star games will take place on February 14-16, 2020 in Chicago. Go Cameroon !!

 

 

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