Joel Embiid makes All-NBA Second Team in the latest act of disrespect against The Process
Surprising absolutely no one, Joel Embiid has been named to the All-NBA second team in the latest act of disrespect to the true MVP of the National Basketball Association.
I’m not going to sit here and cry about all the reasons why Joel Embiid should have been on the All-NBA first team. We know that already and it’s a tiresome conversation that gets us absolutely no where.
Advanced stats has poisoned the well in the NBA and Joel Embiid continues to get screwed over time and time again. Even with Joel Embiid being eligible at both the center and forward positions, here’s how the votes were finalized.
First Team: Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum
Second Team: Embiid, Ja Morant, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan
Third Team: Karl-Anthony Towns, LeBron, Chris Paul, Trae Young, Pascal Siakam
Cool. So the NBA’s scoring champion and MVP runner up and honestly, the true winner of the award, made the All-NBA second team. Embiid averaged 30.6 points per game. He averaged 11.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game. The Philadelphia 76ers, despite their struggles in the playoffs, were still one of the top eight teams in the NBA.
But sure, Joel Embiid is not first team All-NBA. Great job voters, you really nailed this one.
NBA Awards are absolutely meaningless and this season really proved why. Ja Morant went from Rookie of the Year to Most Improved Player. Advanced stats crowned Jokic with his second consecutive MVP. And somehow, some way, Embiid winds up on the All-NBA second team.
What makes matters even worse, Embiid got more voting points than All-NBA first team selection Jayson Tatum. Here’s a quick breakdown of the voting courtesy of the NBA.
Embiid received 414 points to Tatum’s 390 but still got screwed because at the forward position, Tatum received more votes. Give me a fucking break. I hope as a fanbase we can take some time away from the 76ers this offseason and begin to collectively realize that the NBA will never give Joel Embiid or the 76ers the credit they truly deserve.
They Hate The Process and The NBA Deep State is real.
If you have been paying attention, you should have known that already.