NBA: Joel Embiid has been chosen as the MVP of this season for the first time

NBA: Joel Embiid has been chosen as the MVP of this season for the first time

A NBA announced Tuesday night (2) that Joel Embiid he was elected MVP of the 2022-23 regular season. This is the first time a player has come out Philadelphia 76ers he receives an award.

The Cameroonian was announced the finalist in the MVP race with Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Giannis Antentokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks; both had already received the league’s highest award twice.

All season long, Embiid led the Sixers Eastern Conference playoffsthe team took third place with 54 wins and 28 losses.


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The secret to deserving the most valuable player award, according to himself, was do everything for the team to be the winner.

“I have reached a different level, I just have to win. I have been considering that. We have done it. Whatever happens, happens. If I win MVP, great – he announced, in an interview, before being announced as one of the finalists for the award.

After confirming that the possibility was real, however, Embiid finally put humility aside. “It means a lot to me to be MVP of the league. Only a few get the opportunity to make themselves famous and it will be a great honor,” he admitted.

Out of 82 regular season games, the center played in 66 games, scoring 2,183 total points, along with 670 rebounds, 274 assists, 112 blocks and 66 steals.

In addition, Embiid had over 35 points in the 28 games he played, the last one he had 52 points in a 103-101 win over the Boston CelticsApril 4 – in that game, he scored more than half of the Sixers’ points by himself.

Those numbers seem even bigger when you consider that Joel was important to a team that had none other than James Harden, being named among the 10 players who can win the biggest individual award this season.

When asked about Embiid’s importance to the Philadelphia franchise, Barba was direct: “He and MVP. Do you prefer him to make 40 points, or should we shoot in a row?