Joel Embiid’s Goal For The Next Season: Becoming MVP

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Joel Embiid’s Goal For The Next Season: Becoming MVP


From 1991-1998, one NBA team not led by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen was crowned champions. That team was the Houston Rockets led by revolutionizing center, Hakeem Olajuwon and his “Dream Shake.” Olajuwon was one of the most dominant players of the 1990’s and proved it winning back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995.

Fast forward, say, 23 years later. A cocky, flamboyant center has set sail to revive his defeated franchise. Joel Embiid, and his partner in crime, Ben Simmons, are reviving the Philadelphia 76ers. Comparing Embiid’s style (not greatness) of play to Olajuwon’s, one which includes impressive post moves, mid-range jumpers, and tenacious blocked shots is respectable.

Dominating headlines with his impressive play and hysterically entertaining his social media audience on a nightly basis, everyone is on the Embiid train.

Now, after a successful second season in the league, and after being named an NBA All-Star for the first time in his young career, Joel Embiid has set high goals for the next season. He wants to become the league’s MVP. That’s what he told Keith Pompey of



“I feel like next year is definitely going to be a type of MVP season for me,” Joel Embiid said. “But it starts with my body. And the skills.  I love being in the gym. I don’t feel like taking any time off.”


If Embiid stays healthy and the Sixers keep improving, this isn’t even too unrealistic. At least then, by the latest, the process would be completed.

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