Joel Embiid wins 2023 NBA MVP, Philly fans in full celebration mode
Embiid finally wins MVP and Philly fans are in full celebration mode originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
It happened. It *finally* happened.
Let it be known that on May 2, 2023, Joel Embiid was named the league's MVP. To write that out for the first time is truly surreal.
While it seemed to be unanimous at the conclusion of the regular season, you never know how things are going to pan out.
Well, now we do.
Joel Embiid is the Most Valuable Player of the National Basketball Association.
This shouldn't come as surprise, though. 2022-23 marked his second consecutive scoring title, averaging 33.1 points per game. Combine that with an average of 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 blocks?
This has been a long time coming and Philly fans are in full celebration mode:
Joel Embiid is the 2022-2023 MVP. The first Michael Jordan Trophy winner
No one deserves it more. All Joel Embiid has been through. Itâs an incredible story and itâs only just beginning. I knew he was something special after his first game pic.twitter.com/Eh9h6OaxNx
— Aidan Docð§¸ (@AidanDoc_) May 2, 2023
The MVP, Joel Embiid. pic.twitter.com/3laMdP04XQ
— A Tribe Called Jess (@JessRossTheBoss) May 2, 2023
AFTER NINE YEARS
SO MUCH TURMOIL, CONTROVERSY, AND SNUBBERY
JOEL EMBIID FINALLY HAS HIS LONG DESERVED MVP!
LANDMARK MOMENT FOR THE PROCESS!
LETS GOOO! pic.twitter.com/jkbQoy2lwo
— Philly Sports Sufferer (@mccrystal_alex) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid is the MVP!!! MVPIID baby!!!#ForTheLoveOfPhilly â¤ï¸ðð
— Devin Valentine (@DevinValentine3) May 2, 2023
MY MVP JOEL EMBIID. THE KING OF THE NBA
— Andrew M Marshallsay (@AMarshallsay1) May 2, 2023
he did it, he freakin' did it!
Joel Embiid is the MVP ð¥¹ pic.twitter.com/q2A0ssEZ1s
— jayfurrâ¢ (@jayy_furr) May 2, 2023
Wilt. Doctor J. Moses. AI. Joel.
— Matt Carey (@RealMattCarey) May 2, 2023
And if you happen to hate the big guy (probably because he's playing against your team, rather than for it), you at least have to respect him.
Even when no one outside of Philadelphia believed in him, he knew he was meant for greatness.
MVP rankings in a couple years pic.twitter.com/t7iIACs9f6
— Joel âTroelâ Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 19, 2014
Way to go, Jojo. Philly loves you.