Philadelphia 76ers star player Joel Embiid won the MVP award the last season. He played extremely well and showcased his brilliance on the court, rendering himself worthy of the accolade.
Sadly his team did not win the championship, but Embiid’s performance did give them hope of winning one. Although many believe that Jokic should have been the MVP over Embiid, the Sixers center won the award fair and square with his hard work and perseverance.
Embiid sets Championship mission for each of the next eight seasons
Joel Embiid will set out in a mission to find his “One Piece” which is the NBA championship trophy. He wants the 76ers to contend for the NBA Championship every season for the next eight years. He doesn’t want to sit through a wasted season.
Joel told reporters about his championship dreams saying, “I think a lot of people have this misconception of the difference between being competitive and wanting to win everything possible. I don’t want to win this award because it’s just the MVP. I want to win it because it means a lot to me. I went through a lot, and that’s just a validation of everything, the sacrifices and everything you went through just paying off in some ways.”
“Obviously, winning a championship is going to be way better, and we have that opportunity. But I’m just competitive. I want it all. I want to win everything that I can get my hands on, and everybody around me knows that. It doesn’t matter if it’s about basketball or if you’re playing a game in life or whatever. I want to win everything. I want to be first.”, he concluded.
The center is in it to win in and nothing other than a championship victory will make him feel happy and satisfied. Embiid isn’t happy at all about the fact that he is the only MVP to have never advanced to the Conference Finals.
Joel Embiid’s historic NBA MVP win
Joel Embiid won the NBA MVP award last season over Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Joel averaged 33.1 points to win his second straight scoring title, averaged 10.2 rebounds and tied a career high with 4.2 assists per game.
Joel played 66 games last season, the 2nd highest in his career, but sadly got injured during the playoffs. The 76ers watched on TV in Boston and started applauding and chanting MVP chants as Embiid buried his head in his hands as he sat in the chair. His teammates congratulated him and celebrated his achievement. It was an emotional moment for both Joel and his fans.
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