What did Joel Embiid say to Nikola Jokic after 76ers ace scores 41 points to defeat Nuggets?

In the aftermath of a thrilling match-up between basketball towers, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, the two NBA stars shared a few heartfelt words. It seems that despite the rivalry between the two teams, both Jokic and Embiid share mutual respect for each other.

As the final buzzer echoed in the Wells Fargo Center, the atmosphere there was filled with mutual respect between the recent two NBA’s MVPs.

What did Joel Embiid say to Nikola Jokic?

Right after the tough match up between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets, Joel Embiid, the towering center for the Philadelphia 76ers, approached Nuggets center, Nikola Jokic, with a display of genuine admiration.

Palming the Joker’s head, Embiid leaned in and whispered words that echoed the highest praises from one MVP to another. The significance of this moment was not lost, for Embiid declared Jokic as the best player in the league.

“I just told him he’s the best player in the league”, Embiid said. “He won a championship, and that’s the best team in the league and he’s a finals MVP. I just told him to keep going”.

According to a report from the Denver Post, Nikola Jokic’s words for Embiid were also kept in high regards, as he said, “He’s a really good player, he’s playing historic right now. He’s averaging 30-something points every night, and that’s extremely hard to do, especially every night. But I mean, I’m not playing against him. I’m playing against Philadelphia. It was a good matchup”.

To which Embiid said, “Both of us, we are just like, ‘OK, we just want to play basketball and win some games,’ He deserves [the title of best player] until you knock him [off]. He’s the Finals MVP. Until someone else takes that away, then you can claim that.”

Then Embiid made his closing remarks by saying, “But then again, I also believe in myself,” he said. “I’ll keep it at that. I just got to get there.”

Joel Embiid scores 41 points to beat Nuggets

In a challenging away game at the Wells Fargo Center, Embiid orchestrated a symphonic art of basketball brilliance that left the Denver Nuggets reeling.

After the game had ended, and Embiid’s conveyance of his appreciation to the game style of the Serbian center, the night was sealed a firm 126-121 victory for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Embiid displayed a masterclass exhibition with 41 points on the board, 10 excellent assists and 7 rebounds. While the Joker ended his night with 25 points and a staggering 19 rebounds.

Philly’s win was solidified in the fourth quarter when Embiid showcased his dominance on all parts of the courts by stagging up 10 consecutive points on the board.

With both players leaving an enduring impact on the court and affirming their status as MVP contenders, this match-up was definitely an entertaining one for the NBA fans.

Will Joel Embiid be able to carry the Philadelphia Sixers to the NBA Finals and grab their long-awaited NBA championship this year? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

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