Joel Embiid's absence from the 76ers' matchup with the Nuggets on Monday was a bummer. Fans around the league were anticipating a battle between the two potential MVPs, Embiid and Jokic. Instead, Jokic put on a show while Embiid was sidelined with an apparent injury. According to Embiid's former teammate JJ Redick, he believes this is all part of the plan.
Redick has become a top star in the NBA media realm. With his successful podcast and ability to bring a player's perspective to the fans. Many people look forward to Redick's insight. On Wednesday, Redick told everyone his thoughts on Embid's current mindset during an appearance on First Take. What Redick said might not be what you were expecting. Joel Embiid, the ultimate king of the trolls?
Joel Embiid, King Of The Trolls?
Redick believes that Embiid is trolling the entire league with his recent comments. Embiid brushed off the idea that he is feeling any pressure on himself this season. The MVP debate has been a hot one as the season is near its end. The two front runners for the award for months have been Emiid and Jokic. Jokic is a two-time MVP winner as Emiid is chasing his first. The meeting this past Monday would have been the second between the two. The first matchup was back in January and saw Embiid and the Sixers take home the victory.
Embiid has been known for his comedic personality in the past. Redick could be onto something with the Philadelphia All-Star. As Redick mentioned, of course, there is pressure on Embiid. This Philadelphia team has huge expectations as the league enters the playoffs. Will Embiid grab his first MVP Award? Will the 76ers finally get over the hump and reach the Finals for the first time in over 20 years? In the comment section below, let us know where you stand in the MVP race. Follow HNHH for all the latest NBA news as we will be sure to always keep you informed. With the playoffs on the horizon, there is no doubt that the NBA world will continue to heat up with all sorts of developing stories.