Jayson Tatum speaks on Joel Embiid being snubbed from All-NBA first-team
To no surprise, Joel Embiid is on the All-NBA second team yet again.
Embiid was the first center since Shaquille O’Neal to lead the league in scoring on top of being the runner-up to the MVP in back-to-back seasons. After averaging 30.6 points per game, 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game, it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever see that stat line from a center ever again. Unless of course, Embiid replicates his own greatness.
Boston Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum was recently asked several questions about the All-NBA selections after being named to the All-NBA first team this season. I don’t think anyone in their right mind thinks he had a better season than Joel Embiid. Anyways, here are his thoughts,
“I do think it should be positionless. Joel Embiid was second in MVP voting and he made second team? It doesn’t really make too much sense.”
Tatum is correct, The NBA needs to change all of the criteria of whatever bogus system they use to determine these “teams.” Embiid was one of the three best players in the NBA this season. He was robbed of the MVP award, and you factor this in, and it’s malpractice, quite honestly.
In my opinion, they should put the five best players in basketball on the All-NBA first team. The position shouldn’t matter. It’s not like these teams play against each other anyways. Joel Embiid just had a once-in-a-lifetime season from the center position, and the NBA is doing everything to discredit him for it.
They hate the process.
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