Joel Embiid (29, Philadelphia) showed tears in front of the MVP trophy.
The Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Boston Celtics 102-114 in the 2022-2023 NBA Playoffs Round 2, Game 3 held at the Wells Fargo Center on the 6th. Philadelphia was at the bottom of the series with 1 win and 2 losses.
Prior to the game, NBA President Adam Silver presented Embiid with the ‘Michael Jordan Trophy’, given to MVP of the regular season. Embiid, who recorded 33.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots for the season, became the top scorer from the center. Embiid called his son to his coat and ended up in tears.
“My father changed my life,” Embiid said. I wanted to be an example to my son. My son is the reason I play in the NBA. He and his son are delighted to receive the award,” he said.
Born in Cameroon, Embiid’s father was a military man. Embiid played volleyball and soccer during his youth, and it was his dream to become a professional volleyball player in Europe. He caught a basketball late at the age of 15 while watching Hakeem Olajuwon. Embiid’s father decided to immigrate to the United States to help his son pursue his dream.카지노사이트
Embiid immigrated to the United States at the age of 16 and grew into a top amateur player in just three years and entered the prestigious University of Kansas. Embiid, who achieved his dream of becoming an NBA player in 2014 after completing only one year of college, became the league’s best player by winning the MVP in 9 years. Currently, Embiid has three nationalities: Cameroon, France, and the United States.
Embiid played a big role with 30 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in the third game against Boston. However, Boston took the victory as Al Horford made five 3-pointers. Jayson Tatum took the spotlight with 27 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot.