4.6 C
New York
Thursday, February 22, 2024

76ers’ Joel Embiid beats Nikola Jokic to win his first NBA MVP award

Date:

Share post:

Philadelphia 76ers quarterback and league champion Joel Embiid won his first NBA Most Valuable Player award Tuesday night, defeating two-time champion Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.

The 29-year-old Cameroonian averaged 33.1 points to win his second straight title, averaged 10.2 rebounds and posted a career-high 4.2 assists per game.

76ers’ Joel Embiid beats Nikola Jokic to win his first NBA MVP award

Embiid played 66 games, the second-highest total of his career, but was again plagued by injuries in the playoffs.

Embiid was sidelined with a right knee sprain that cost him a playoff game against Brooklyn and an Eastern Conference semifinal against Boston, which Philadelphia won on Monday night.

Also, read; Nigeria’s Charles Okpaleke Announces Upcoming Historical Movie, “Ekwumekwu” About British Opposition to Igbo Tribe

Jokic finished second while Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks finished third. Embiid received 73 votes for first place. Jokic received 15 votes for first place and Antetokounmpo received 12.

76ers’ Joel Embiid beats Nikola Jokic to win his first NBA MVP award

Embiid is the first 76’ers player to win the league’s Most Valuable Player award since Allen Iverson in 2001. Julius Irving in 1981, Moses Malone in 1983, and Wilt Chamberlain from 1966 to 1968 are the other 76ers players who have won the Most Valuable Player Award.

Embiid’s injury could be the deciding factor in the 76ers’ pursuit of an NBA title. The Sixers are looking to win their first NBA title since 1983 and advance to the second round for the first time since 2001 — the last time a Sixer won the MVP award.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Related articles

Dexter Scott King, Son of Martin Luther King Jr., Passes Away at 62

Dexter Scott King, the son of the legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has passed away...

7 Surprising Facts About Martin Luther King Jr. As We Celebrate His Legacy

As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it's an opportune moment to delve beyond the familiar narratives...

High School Coach Fired After Organizing Christian Baptism Ceremony for High School Players

Despite the controversy, some parents, including Latifa Johnson, expressed support for Ferrell's decision to allow the baptism and regarded him as a positive role model for their children.

Angolan Monarch Ekuikui VI Visits Brazilian Descendants of Formerly Enslaved Africans

Amidst the celebratory ambiance, King Ekuikui VI's visit symbolized more than a diplomatic encounter