Embiid is the NBA MVP.

Joel Embiid was a tall African soccer prodigy who didn't begin playing basketball until he was a teenager when his road to winning the NBA MVP began.

Embiid became a talent of a generation after switching sports, despite suffering from numerous injuries. The Philadelphia 76ers' redevelopment initiative.

The Process, was chosen to be represented by the friendly center. Joel "The Process" Embiid introduces himself before home games. MVP for Embiid.

Embiid, an All-Star center and two-time league scoring champion, won his first NBA MVP trophy Tuesday night, defeating Denver Nuggets two-time winner Nikola Jokic.

The 29-year-old from Yaoundé, Cameroon, averaged 33.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.

Per game. Embiid missed one game of the playoff sweep against Brooklyn and Monday night's Eastern Conference semifinals win over Boston due to a damaged right knee.

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks placed third in MVP voting, behind Jokic. Embiid got 73 first-place votes. Jokic garnered 15 first-place votes and Antetokounmpo 12.

“It's long overdue,” Embiid added. “Much effort. I've endured. Not just basketball. My life. My tale. My origins. How and why I got here.

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