Embiid finally became the MVP of the regular league for the first time in his life after overcoming the bad luck of the past two years.
On the 3rd (Korean time), local media such as The Athletic reported at once that Joel Embiid (29, 213cm) of the Philadelphia 76ers was selected as the 2022-2023 NBA regular league MVP.
Embiid played 66 games this season, averaging 33.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 blocked shots per game. Following last season, he became the top scorer this season as well, becoming the first player in the center position to win the top scorer for two consecutive years since Bob McAdoo, who won two consecutive top scorers in the 1974-1976 season.
It is reported that Embiid received a total of 915 points, including 73 votes for first place, 25 votes for second place, and two votes for third place. Second place was Nikola Jokic (Denver) with 674 points. The two players competed for the MVP all three years, and this time it ended with Embiid winning. Embiid, who had been through a lot of hardships, such as finishing second in MVP behind Yokichi for two years in a row, also blew away the sadness of being second in this award.
On the other hand, Yokichi tried to win three consecutive MVP awards in 37 years since Larry Bird in 1986, but unfortunately failed to win. 크크크벳
Born in Cameroon, Embiid made his NBA debut with the third overall pick in the 2014 draft. He missed his entire first two seasons due to injury, but later debuted late in the 2016-2017 season and showed monstrous growth every season.
This season, Embiid hit the court with a more mature look. He has grown into an ace representing the league, ranking in the league’s top 10 in points (33.1 points), rebounds (10.2), and assists (4.2). Thanks to his performance, Philadelphia also had a great season, finishing 3rd in the regular league Eastern Conference (54-28).