Joel Embiid is the MVP of the league (1/28/21)

Joel is undoubtedly the MVP of the league right now. I don’t want to hear that Nikola Jokic is better than Embiid because he’s not. As of right now Embiid is the best basketball player on this earth and here’s why.

Unstoppable

One word to describe Joel Embiid is unstoppable. Every team in the league has an extremely difficult time game planning against this guy because he’s the toughest player in the league to guard in the paint. Even when being double teamed, he’s able to escape it by either dishing the ball to one of his teammates or drawing a foul.

He’s currently averaging the 4th most points per game, only trailing Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, and Damian Lillard. Outside of scoring, Embiid is 8th in the league when it comes to grabbing rebounds. Nobody in the NBA has gotten to the free throw line as much as he has.

Career Year

Before the season, people were predicting that Embiid would have a career year and MVP type of season because Daryl Morey acquired players that can space out the floor for him to operate in the paint, and man are those predictions really coming to fruition. Joel is averaging a career high in points, three point percentage, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, steals, and etc. This is the first of many prime seasons for Embiid.

Team doesn’t stand a chance without him

While this Sixers team is dominant with Embiid on the court, without him has been a completely different story. When Embiid is playing the Sixers are 13–2, and when he isn’t playing they are winless at 0–4. On Monday, the team lost to a lowly Pistons squad without Derrick Rose by 15 points because Joel was absent with back tightness. When Embiid is absent, the team doesn’t get to the free throw line as much, doesn’t score as many points, and the defense just isn’t there. That just shows how vital he is to this team when it comes to scoring the basketball, getting to the foul line, and playing defense.

--

--

--

Temple University | WHIP Radio | Philly sports Phanatic | Work Hard Play Hard

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Buying Doesn’t Solve United Problems and Jose Knows It.

2021 NFL Mock Draft, version 2.0

Cardiff fight LGBTQ hate in sports, one goal at a time

Jonas Wind — Leaving Copenhagen

Nesthy Petecio is Getting it Right for the Tokyo Olympic

Predicting The NFC Playoff Teams At The Midseason Point

Fantasy Football Mock Draft: 12-Team Standard, Slot #4

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Miles Bailey

Miles Bailey

Temple University | WHIP Radio | Philly sports Phanatic | Work Hard Play Hard

More from Medium

Day 2: Filled! Or Maybe Overflowing?

Social Sentiment Stock Analysis: 3 Stocks that are Gaining Momentum

‘We Met in Virtual Reality’ finds love in the metaverse

STARTING OVER TO CREATE THE LIFE YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED: HERE’S HOW