Kendrick Perkins gives the worst take possible regarding Joel Embiid not playing tonight, provides the perfect example as to why he shouldn’t be allowed to vote for the NBA MVP Award
As expected, the ridiculous takes following the announcement that Joel Embiid wouldn’t be playing tonight in Denver against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets have poisoned social media.
If you’ve been on Twitter over the past few hours, then you’re already aware of what’s happening. For this post, we’ll just focus on ESPN and Kendrick Perkins, who now believes that Joel Embiid “doesn’t want the smoke” tonight against Jokic and the Nuggets.
Kendrick Perkins on Joel Embiid “Ducking” Nikola Jokic
Originally tweeted by ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) on March 27, 2023.
“Joel Embiid is ducking that smoke… You cannot sit out this game… When it comes down to these matchups, I have a vote [for MVP]. I’m going to remember this moment.”
I’m actually happy that Kendrick Perkins opened his big dumb mouth and shared his opinion about Joel Embiid not playing tonight against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.
If Perkins, would actually allow Embiid sitting out game No. 75 of the regular season, just eight games before the playoffs when you know, basketball actually matters, influence who he would vote for to win the NBA MVP Award then that’s simply reason 1,000,000 why he shouldn’t have the right to vote on the NBA MVP in the first place.
If Kendrick Perkins is saying things like this, just imagine what the Jokic Contingent over at The Ringer is saying. I wouldn’t know because I don’t follow that propagandist trash but feel free to go check. I’m sure you’ll find more of the same.
Game No. 75 of the regular season should have little-to-no influence on the MVP Award.
Trust me, there’s plenty of blame to go around for why Embiid isn’t playing tonight and what the conversation has become after the announcement was made earlier today. Look no further than the Philadelphia 76ers organization, who played this entire situation in disastrous fashion.
Embiid just played on Friday and Saturday night against the Warriors and Suns. He scored 46 points, including 13 consecutive points in the fourth quarter with nine rebounds and eight assists against the Warriors on Friday night. He then scored 28 points with 10 rebounds against Phoenix Saturday night.
Including tonight’s game in Denver, it will be the third game in four nights for the Philadelphia 76ers.
If there was a time to give him a night off, it would have been better used in at least one of those games, giving him the weekend off before tonight’s matchup against Jokic.
The Sixers organization, time and time again, failed to read the room and understand the significance of tonight’s game for basketball fans. It’s really that simple.
Feel free to check out the article above. I’m done writing about this because it’s beyond stupid.
I honestly can’t stress this enough…