Philadelphia's City Council voted to give Joel EmbiidThursday morning, an MVP award was presented.
Instead of the NBA's Most Valuable Player trophy, the NBA's superstar center for the Philadelphia 76ersHe had hoped for victory this year but ended up second behind Denver NuggetsCenter Nikola JokicHe'll be content with the title of Philadelphia's “Most Valuable Philadelphian.”
The resolution was presented to the city council on Thursday morning. There were a lot of laughs via the live stream video. The resolution was presented “prior the end of the season”, as the 76ers lost six games to them. Miami HeatLast week, the Eastern Conference semifinals saw the 76ers lose for the fourth time in five seasons.
Curtis Jones Jr., councilman, stated that “despite the results from the tournament”, he enthusiastically moved for the adoption.
The resolution was swiftly seconded and passed unanimously.
Darrell L. Clarke, President of the City Council, said that “a little levity never hurts”, concluding their discussion.
Embiid played a record-breaking 68 matches and led the league in scoring with 30.6 points per games. This was his best season. However, his playoffs were hindered by a torn ligament that he sustained in Game 3 against Toronto Raptors' right shooting thumb, as well as a facial fracture and concussion that he sustained in Game 6, after being struck in the head with an accidental elbow. Toronto RaptorsForward Pascal Siakam.
Embiid suffered injuries that caused him to miss two games in Miami and required him to wear a mask when he returned to Game 3.