Joel Embiid Named 2022-2023 MVP
TAKE THAT NERDS!
The NBA announced that Sixers center Joel Embiid is the 2022-2023 MVP. He was the first center to lead the league in scoring since….Joel Embiid did it last year, and he is the first Sixer to win the award since Allen Iverson’s incredible 2000-2001 season.
Joel Embiid, after getting disrespected by the voters last year, went on a TEAR this season. Somehow upping his game to a level we didn’t think was possible. He went from averaging 30.6 last season to averaging 33.1 this season. Teamed up with James Harden the two formed an unstoppable 2 man game. If Embiid had a 27/8/3 night it was kind of considered a disappointing game because he was routinely dropping 35 on teams.
This is a great day for basketball fans with 2 eyes and not the stat nerds who look at VORP and RAPTOR and try to lie to themselves with numbers like they’re Alan Turing.
If Jokic wins MVP then Hollywood should seriously consider rebooting Revenge of the Nerds and it’s all about how stat nerds rallied to stiff Joel Embiid pic.twitter.com/zZR7yatona— Pat Egan (@Pat_Egan) May 7, 2022
Towards February even Jokic’s biggest defenders were having a tough time ignoring what Embiid was doing. The folks at “The Ringer” had to reluctantly admit that Embiid was currently the best player in the league. Through grit teeth and all they had to go with the public outcry that Jokic was a very good player but not on Embiid’s level.
The two only faced off once this year (because Embiid was sat for load management when the team headed to Denver) but Embiid owned Jokic. Jokic’s line was 24/8/9 which is a fine performance. Embiid almost doubled it. Going off for 47/18/5. For many Sixers fans that one game was validation for what we have been saying for years. Joel Embiid is the best player on the planet.
So Hollywood won’t have to worry about another crappy reboot because the right man won the award. Now let’s get that Larry O’Brien trophy and have a parade!