NBA Twitter reacts to Sixers’ Joel Embiid winning 2023 MVP award
Philadelphia 76ers star big man Joel Embiid finally has his big moment. After finishing up as the runner-up in the MVP race to Nikola Jokic in both 2021 and 2022, the big fella takes home the award in 2023 after another dominant season to lead the Sixers to a ton of success on the floor.
On the season, Embiid led the league in scoring at 33.1 points per game on a ridiculous 54.8% shooting, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game. He threw the Sixers on his back on plenty of occasions and he scored at least 50 points in a game three different times including scoring a career-high 59 against the Utah Jazz back in November.
Embiid is a very deserving MVP winner and he has been able to take his game to another level this entire season. He is the reason why the Sixers are even in a position to contend in the Eastern Conference at the moment.
NBA Twitter gave its best reactions to Embiid winning the award:
Joel Embiid voted MVP
First Sixer since Allen Iverson 22 years ago pic.twitter.com/Hr0LVj8AF5
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) May 2, 2023
❎ BREAK IT DOWN ❎
Joel Embiid is the 2022-23 NBA MVP! pic.twitter.com/cQu0QwGa36
— ESPN (@espn) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid is the 2022-2023 MVP. The first Michael Jordan Trophy winner
No one deserves it more. All Joel Embiid has been through. It’s an incredible story and it’s only just beginning. I knew he was something special after his first game pic.twitter.com/Eh9h6OaxNx
— Aidan Doc🧸 (@AidanDoc_) May 2, 2023
The 2022-23 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player is… Joel Embiid!#NBAAwards | #KiaMVP | @Kia pic.twitter.com/Ztj5HCzfuL
— NBA (@NBA) May 2, 2023
JOEL EMBIID IS YOUR NBA MVP pic.twitter.com/SC4J8VDRzZ
— ry (@NinjaBands) May 2, 2023
PROCESS TRUSTED 🏆
Joel Embiid is the 2022-23 #KiaMVP! pic.twitter.com/1Y9H4oK6NN
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 2, 2023
Finally, officially, MVP.
Joel Embiid has won his first @NBA Most Valuable Player award. pic.twitter.com/3O6FgnAX5E
— Lauren Rosen (@LaurenMRosen) May 2, 2023
Official: Joel Embiid is the NBA’s 2022-2023 Most Valuable Player. Nearly nine years after being drafted and two years of not being on the floor, Embiid persisted, finally got healthy and took the league by storm, culminating tonight. What a year, what a player, what a person.
— Adam Aaronson (@SixersAdam) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid – 73 1st-place votes
Nikola Jokic – 15 1st-place votes
Giannis – 12 1st-place votes
Congrats to Joel Embiid. 🏆🔥 pic.twitter.com/d4exRqnqYN
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 2, 2023
BREAKING: Joel Embiid has been named the 2023 NBA MVP.
WELL DESERVED. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/D9HPVnnLdr
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) May 2, 2023
It's official – Joel Embiid is the MVP!
TRUST THE PROCESS pic.twitter.com/i9huqQcYda
— Barstool Philly (@BarstoolPhilly) May 2, 2023
From Yaoundé, Cameroon to the MVP of the NBA 🏆
Congrats @JoelEmbiid on this monumental achievement, now let’s go win a ring. pic.twitter.com/4bpRjqc2XD
— Did The Sixers Win? (@DidTheSixersWin) May 2, 2023
HUGE congrats to my bro @JoelEmbiid on MVP – this is LONG overdue!! I've had the honor of watching you grow since you arrived in Philly, and I could not be more proud of the person and player you’ve become. Now let's go get the chip 🏆🏆 !! ps pic 2 is how I felt when I heard… pic.twitter.com/fwo3ZioDFz
— Michael Rubin (@michaelrubin) May 2, 2023
A body of work unlike any others …
Joel Embiid is 1 of 1 and that's written in history now ! pic.twitter.com/aIFoWYNy7c
— Brock Landes (@LandesBrock) May 2, 2023
Congrats @JoelEmbiid no one deserves it more.
Rest up and remind everyone why as soon as you can big fella.
But to say I’m proud as Sixers fan & Philadelphian would be an understatement.
I could cry, he deserves this so much. He brought life back to basketball in Philly.… pic.twitter.com/hazqxB4Sxc
— Scotty – Sixers in 7 🌅 (@ScottyDrowned) May 2, 2023
A long time coming.
Congrats to Joel Embiid on finally securing his first NBA MVP award 🏆 pic.twitter.com/4U69xHg8Ok
— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) May 2, 2023
Congrats to Joel Embiid for winning his first MVP!
One more trophy to win this season 🙏 pic.twitter.com/8jB5AE9MDz
— Bradeaux (@BradeauxNBA) May 2, 2023
Winning the MVP award cements yourself in the history of the game forever… I honestly dont have the words to describe how happy I am for @JoelEmbiid right now 🥲
From missing the first two seasons of his career to winning the most prestigious individual award in the sport man pic.twitter.com/ZyZv14fAxN
— Hoops Reference (@HoopsReference) May 2, 2023
JOEL EMBIID HAS FINALLY WON THE MVP
LETS GO EMVPIID!
NOW ALL THAT IS LEFT IS THE RING 💍 pic.twitter.com/X0g35OXm7n
— Philly Sports Sufferer (@mccrystal_alex) May 2, 2023
Your national nightmare is over, Sixers fans: Joel Embiid is the NBA's MVP.
— Paul Hudrick (@PaulHudrick) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid is the 2022-2023 NBA MVP 🔥
His 33.1 PPG average was the highest for a center since Wilt Chamberlain's 33.5 PPG average in 1965-1966. pic.twitter.com/A6eGfnWEcy
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid has officially been named the MVP.
What a journey it’s been from sitting out his first two seasons and being called a bust before ever touching a floor.
It’s been a blessing watching him evolve over the years and we will all be telling our grandchildren about him. pic.twitter.com/B6T4KhzfsL
— Stew🏀 (@StewyHoops) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid winning MVP is an all-time Philly sports moment. Feels similar to winning a championship.
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) May 2, 2023
FINALLY‼️‼️ Congrats to @JoelEmbiid on the #MVP!!!! Well deserved – an arguably deserved way before this season! #Sixers ❤️🤍💙 pic.twitter.com/Or4WOQwvxc
— Krystle Rich-Bell (@KrystleRich) May 2, 2023
Heck of a year for Joel Embiid, man. Well deserved.
— Nekias (Nuh-KY-us) Duncan (@NekiasNBA) May 2, 2023
your 2022-23 @Kia NBA MVP: @JoelEmbiid 🏆#KiaMVP pic.twitter.com/DNqnd5g9EY
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) May 2, 2023
I'm so happy for Jo man. I'm getting emotional lmao. Its been a hell of a journey. The Process worked.
— Jordan Christmas (@Jordan_Xmas) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid has been playing unreal, MVP-level basketball for the last three seasons. He couldn't be more deserving of this MVP.
— Tom West (@TomWestNBA) May 2, 2023
– 1x MVP
– 3x MVP finalist
– 6x All-Star
– 2x scoring champ
– 4x All-NBA
– 3x All-Defense
– 1x All-Rookie
Hall of Famer. pic.twitter.com/n90q0C8WQz
— Jake Rabadi (@JakeRabadiNFL) May 2, 2023
Joel Embiid is the 2022-23 NBA MVP.
He is the fifth player in Philadelphia 76ers franchise history to win the award, joining:
◻️ Wilt Chamberlain (3X)
◻️ Julius Erving
◻️ Moses Malone
◻️ Allen Iverson pic.twitter.com/sKOs08vNQq
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 2, 2023
Congratulations my brother @JoelEmbiid Well Deserved 💯 pic.twitter.com/MVVd29bJKL
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 2, 2023
Finally. Officially. MVP. Thank you, @JoelEmbiid.#MVPIID #BrotherlyLove pic.twitter.com/RHncX44hUC
— Robert Foulkrod (@Robert_Foulkrod) May 2, 2023
My life is complete… all of the agenda pushing finally has paid off.
JOEL EMBIID IS OFFICIALLY YOUR NBA MVP!!! pic.twitter.com/P45qQxAuiY
— EmbiidMuse (@EmbiidMuse) May 2, 2023