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Joel Embiid: the best basketball player in the world

In the past 2 months or so, there hasn’t been a more dominant player in the NBA than Joel Hans Embiid. At the start of its wild ride, you would expect it to stop at some point. It’s been almost 2 months now and things are only getting worse.

In the last 4 games, Joel Embiid recorded 50 points, 40 points, 38 points and 42 points. To go along with his 42.5 PPG average in those 4 games, he also averaged over 12 rebounds per game. He has now recorded at least 38 points and 12 rebounds in 4 straight games and is the 76th to do so in 4 straight games. He also scored more points than minutes played in 5 consecutive games keeping himself as a Stat Muse PFP for at least 2 more days. Last night, Joel Embiid scored 30 points midway through the 3rd quarter. It seems to be almost an overnight event now as he has scored 30 points in 13 of his last 15 games. This includes an 8-game streak as well as a 6-game streak. Now, enough with the stats, let’s talk about why he’s the best player in the world (currently). This is if the statistics are not already showing.

If you didn’t already know for some weird reason, Joel Embiid is 7’2,280 pounds. He’s so huge while being incredibly athletic and able to do anything at an elite level. He struggled to return the ball and he admits it, but he lost 42, 14 and 4 blocks with only 2 turnovers. He was also incredibly efficient with the number of shots he put up in each game. Joel Embiid said he and his coach studied the band of guards like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. It’s safe to say it worked when a video surfaced comparing Embiid’s game to MJ and Kobe and it was impressive to say the least.

These moves are already impressive for guys who are 6’6 tall and the fact that Embiid is over 7 feet tall doing these moves is insane. People will criticize Embiid for hitting the foul line a lot, even if it just shows teams just can’t keep him down. Embiid shot a whopping 18-20 from the fleshy strip in the win over New Orleans. Robin Lopez practically tackled Embiid instead of letting him lay up. This fault should have been blatant, but we all got past it.

The Jokic vs. Embiid debate shouldn’t even exist for this season. Jokic is a better playmaker and maybe a better rebounder, but he doesn’t have as many rebounders around him. Embiid’s game is incredibly underrated, especially this season. Embiid is now showing that he is one of the best scorers in the league, if not the best. Statistically, particularly advanced, one could say that Jokic is better. That being said, there’s no doubt that if you watch them both play, it’s clear that Embiid is much better.

That being said, in 2022 Joel Embiid was the best basketball player in the world. I’m not saying he’s had the best season of anyone in the NBA, but if he continues he could very well do it. If he stays healthy, there is no doubt in my mind that he will win MVP.