Joel Embiid robbed of MVP by corrupt NBA Deep State
We all knew it was coming, but seeing Joel Embiid robbed of the MVP still hurt. What should have been a day of rejoicing, but instead became yet another painful installment of Philadelphia’s clash with the NBA Deep State.
Woj put the final nail in the coffin this morning, announcing Nikola Jokić as MVP, not Embiid:
Now, I’ve been on record saying how much of a fan I am of Jokić as a player, but this has become too much to bear. Congratulations to him and Nuggets fans, but it’s clear the NBA Deep State had a hand in this.
First of all, the announcement was made on May 9th, or Victory Day. It is celebrated in the former Soviet Union as well as the Wannabe Russian Republic of Serbia. It’s all connected.
If that isn’t proof enough, Jokić has now won two MVPs, more than Shaquille O’Neal, with the primary arguments for each being:
- 2020/21: he played more games than Embiid
- 2021/22: his team is worse than Embiid’s
Neither of those is compelling whatsoever. When both of the arguments for your candidacy are based on technicalities involving your opponent, then it’s clear who the better player is.
If you want to bring up the advanced metrics, those things are biased and unreliable. Known Russian agent Nate Silver and his legion of statsexuals present themselves as authorities on statistical modeling, but we know the truth.
“BUT JOKIC HAS THE BEST CHODE RATING IN HISTORY!“
I don’t care. Assists are weighted double for centers in advanced metrics because they’re of a “higher value” than assists guards from guards. Obviously, this doesn’t account for a center that acts as his team’s primary facilitator. In reality, Jokić is a top talent who should instigate change in these flawed metrics. Funnily enough, I just gave the only valid argument based on advanced stats.
The idea that “high-value” and “low-value” assists exist in these metrics shows how stupid these metrics – and the people that created them – really are.
If you use terms like “ethical basketball” and “aesthetic bias,” you don’t actually like watching basketball. The keyword is WATCH. You know, with your EYES?
In all honesty, I’m okay with Jokić winning MVP. It could’ve been him, Embiid, or Giannis, and I would’ve understood. However, the voting doesn’t reflect a close race between three deserving candidates. Instead, it shows a landslide victory for a guy in the sixth seed because his best teammates were hurt.
Meanwhile, Embiid dealt with a teammate actively undermining him and the organization and still dominated. If anything, that puts the two on an equal playing field in that regard.
Simply put, NBA Awards voters should be embarrassed. First, Ja Morant wins Most Improved Player, and now Jokic runs away with a second MVP.
All the other winners received their hardware during a playoff game. Meanwhile, Jokic will receive his over a Zoom Call. Make it make sense.
Let the Players Vote. Drain the Swamp.