Stephen A. Smith Reveals Who Has Earned His MVP Vote: Video

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 18: Stephen A. Smith visits SiriusXM's 'The Howard Stern Show' at SiriusXM Studios on January 18, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Stephen A. Smith is ready to cast his NBA MVP vote for a certain star.

Stephen A. Smith is ready to make his 2023 NBA MVP vote. The larger-than-life media personality believes Joel Embiid has been the best this season. Smith's opinion is hard to argue. Especially after Embiid's performance last night. The Sixers star dazzled fans last night in the team's 103-101 victory over the Boston Celtics. Embiid finished the game with 52 points and 13 rebounds. A performance that even had Embiid's head coach Doc Rivers ready to give his superstar the award.

The MVP debate has been hotly contested during the second half of the season. Fans have had a hard time deciding between Nikola Jokic and Embiid. Jokic is the back-to-back winner of the MVP award. Which has many thinking it is time for the league to crown a new MVP. It wouldn't come as surprise to anyone if Jokic won the award again this season. However, after last night's performance, it feels as if the award is Embiid's for the first time in his career. Smith made his choice aware to the public on Wednesday's edition of ESPN's First Take.

Stephen A. Smith Says It's Time To Crown Embiid

On Tuesday, Stephen A. Smith named the Boston Celtics his top team in the NBA. So when your top team loses to an MVP candidate, the answer is clear. Embiid has had a monster season in the scoring category. The Sixers star's career scoring average is 27 points per game. This season Embiid is averaging nearly 34 points per game. A huge jump in scoring production. However, the one thing on Embiid's mind isn't the MVP award. The superstar big man is hungry for his first chance at an NBA Championship.

Embiid's 2023 campaign has been one for the record books. The seven-year veteran should be able to celebrate a great season even without an NBA Finals appearance. Just don't let him know that. The MVP race is just days from wrapping up, and voters are letting their opinions be heard. Is Smith correct in his choice for MVP? Or does Jokic deserve the award for a third straight season? Maybe you even have someone other than the two frontrunners who deserve the nomination. Let us know your thoughts on the MVP race in the comment section below. For the latest NBA news, stay right here at HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.