Joel Embiid falls out of starting lineup in the latest NBA All-Star game fan voting results
Joel Embiid has officially fallen out of the starting lineup in the recent NBA All-Star game fan voting, while the gap between James Harden and Donovan Mitchell took a whopping turn in Mitchell’s favor.
Joel Embiid and James Harden Drop in ASG Fan Voting
Jayson Tatum has officially jumped Joel Embiid in fan voting and holds a 33,000-vote lead on Embiid. Donovan Mitchell has jumped James Harden by over a million votes after barely holding onto the lead after last week’s update.
Fan voting, in general, has always been a joke, but this year just brings it to a different level. Joel Embiid currently leads Tatum in points, FG%, rebounds, assists, and blocks, but Jayson Tatum somehow holds a +800-point lead in MVP odds.
Okay so of course, we can sit here and give you the entire rundown of why Joel Embiid deserves more credit for what he’s accomplished this season but everyone already knows the levels of disrespect Embiid gets on the national level, despite being one of, if not the best basketball player on the planet.
Instead, we’ll just say screw the NBA All-Star Game.
The city of Philadelphia needs to put the accolades and awards for our best players in the rearview. I know it’s tough but at the end of the day, none of these things matter and they take away from the play of our superstars and the ultimate goal of winning championships.
Embiid doesn’t need the recognition. James Harden has been on record already this season saying that he does not care about them either. The only thing I care about with the Philadelphia 76ers is health. We have all watched, year after year, freak injuries sneak up on this team come playoff time and the pain and devastation that comes with an all too familiar second round exit.
Embiid not getting selected as an All-Star, possibly keeping himself healthier, while also gaining a vintage Embiid edge could be the best thing possible for the Sixers come playoff time.