NBA MVP Goes to Sixers' Joel Embiid

After finishing second the past two seasons, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the 2022-23 season.

Embiid won the league's top individual honor with a dominant season, finishing ahead of Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.

It turned out to be a blowout, with Embiid garnering 73 of the 100 available first-place votes (915 in total). Jokic received 15 first-place votes (674 in total), while Antetokounmpo received 12 (606). Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Yaoundé, Cameroon's 29-year-old center had a career year, leading the NBA in scoring for a second straight season while improving his efficiency, averaging 33.1 points, 54.8% shooting, 10.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 blocks per game.


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