Joel Embiid recently signed a supermax contract worth $196 over four years with the Philadelphia 76ers. Embiid has been the face of the franchise over the last few seasons, so it came as no surprise.
Moreover, with the rumors of Ben Simmons potentially on his way out of the team, it became an easy decision for the organization to hand Embiid a humongous contract.
Although the 2021 NBA MVP runner is without a doubt one of the best players in the league, there is only one concern for him. Embiid’s career has been full of injuries so far and it has not only reduced his longevity but also Philly’s chances of getting their hands on the glorious Larry O’Brien trophy.
Despite these concerns, NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith believes Joel Embiid earned every cent of his contract.