Joel Embiid believes he’s done enough this season to be crowned MVP. Just because the Philadelphia 76ers superstar is of the opinion he deserves the league’s highest individual honor, though, hardly means he’s decrying other top-tier candidates for the award while making his case.
Embiid, in fact, has long made a habit of showering his luminaries across the NBA with praise. The latest opposing star subject to his acclaim? Giannis Antetokounmpo, one of Embiid’s fiercest opponents for both the MVP and Eastern Conference supremacy in 2021-22.
On the most recent episode of The Old Man And The Three, host J.J. Redick explained to Embiid that his former teammate with the Sixers ranks among his top-three players in basketball, alongside Kevin Durant. When pressed by Embiid to single out the other member of his personal top-three, Redick named Nikola Jokic.