Joel Embiid: ‘MVPs, DPOYs, don’t mean anything to me…I’m still the best player on the floor’
Joel Embiid was all smiles last night talking about the Sixers and the importance of staying healthy over the final stretch of the NBA season. He also made it clear that he is the best player in the NBA when speaking with the media following his team’s 117-94 destruction of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Sixers completed a five-game road trip in which they won 4-of-5 games, including a statement win over the weekend against Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks. They’re locked in the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference, four games out of first place and just 1.5 games behind the Boston Celtics in second.
Last night, Embiid scored 39 points and Tyrese Maxey dropped 27 on Minnesota. Embiid was incredible, grabbing seven rebounds, four assists, a steal and three blocks to go along with 39 points. He shot 4-of-4 from three point range and connected on all nine of his free throw attempts.
Joel is averaging 33.3 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game, 4.1 assists per game, and 1.6 blocks per game with a true scoring percentage of 64.7%. For those of you that haven’t had your morning coffee, that’s 33 points per game on 65 percent shooting percentage.
After dismantling the T-Wolves and more specifically, Rudy Gobert, Embiid had this to say after the game
“[Playing against Gobert’] doesn’t necessarily motivate me…. It doesn’t matter who I’m playing…No disrespect to any of them but MVPs, DPOYs, that doesn’t mean anything to me I’m still gonna be the best player on the floor.”
JOEL EMBIID: 39 PTS | 7 REB | 4 AST | 3 BLK
One thing is for sure: When the Philadelphia 76ers are winning basketball games in bunches, Embiid and company are certainly fun to watch.