Sixers star Joel Embiid pleads for becoming MVP after sophomore

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is obviously one of the best players in the NBA. The big guy can do many things on the basketball court, e.g. B. lock around the basket, knock over knights and do many things that most guards can.

That’s why he’s always in the MVP talk every season. He consistently throws the Sixers on their backs and can pull off great performances to ensure the team wins.

After dropping 50 points in Wednesday’s 123-110 home win over the Orlando Magic, Embiid has now averaged 28.0 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season. After finishing second to Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic in 2021, Embiid is looking to win the award this time.

“It’s very early,” he said. “The most important thing for me has always been my health. I think last year if I played 10 more games than I did I’ll probably end up winning, especially because I was the first seed and the numbers I bet so the main thing is just healthy to be and this year we’ve had so much going on and missing our second best player and it’s been busy.

Embiid’s health was a major factor in his second-place finish as MVP. The big guy featured in just 51 games while Jokic featured in all 72. Though Embiid averaged 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds and led the Sixers to the No. 1 spot in the East, he played a big part in missing 21 games that he didn’t win.

As Embiid said, the Sixers have been missing their second-best player — Ben Simmons — all season, yet he’s put up big numbers and led the Sixers to wins.

“I love it,” Embiid added. “I love the challenge. My teammates were there for me and I love the challenge. It’s up to you (the media) to find out, but based on the circumstances and how I’ve played in the past, whatever that was, I don’t know, it’s up to you to decide.

The Sixers are now No. 5 in the East as they’ve been able to move some good things in the right direction lately. For Embiid to truly be considered an MVP, he needs to take the Sixers higher overall. If he can continue to throw the team on its back and lead it to the east, then he can certainly assert himself in the MVP voting.

“I try to play at the best possible level and that means being the best player in the world,” he concluded. “For us to win, I have to be that guy every night.”

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