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NBA Draft Pick Joel Embiid

I Don't Celebrate the 4th

... I'm Not American!

7/4/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Doesn't matter that he'll be working here for the next couple of years ... and making MILLIONS ... NBA draft pick Joel Embiid says he won't be celebrating the 4th today because he's not American.

Embiid -- who hails from Cameroon -- was limping out of dinner at Boa Steakhouse in Hollywood last night when we asked him about his plans for the holiday ... and the guy gave us a very honest answer.

The good news for 76ers fans -- Embiid was moving around pretty good on his right foot ... despite the fact it's still in a cast.

For the record, we get Embiid's position on the 4th ... but c'mon man -- FIRE UP THE GRILL AND COOK UP SOME BURGERS!!! When in Rome ...

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6 COMMENTS

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1.

Derrick    

Dude....stop being obtuse. Celebrate the holidays.

19 days ago
2.

K.G.    

And what was wrong about what he said?

18 days ago
3.

mooky    

Noel and joel. It's gonna b a shot-blocking party

18 days ago
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harlowmarie    

He won't celebrate the 4th of July because he isn't American, but he doesn't mind making and spending American money. Ugly *******.

18 days ago

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