The NBA MVP Award will soon find its owner. The league recently announced the three finalists for the prestigious award. Joel Embiid, Nikola Jokic, and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the finalist for the 2023 edition. However, it is no surprise that those are the names associated with the MVP award this season. But it has been highly discussed about which one will be taking home the award. Jokic and Giannis are two-time award winners. As Jokic has won the award in back-to-back seasons.
But a lot of people believe it is finally time for Embiid to be awarded the achievement. Embiid has had an amazing season and has spoken about the award recently. The Sixers star wants to win the award but knows it isn't the end of the world if he doesn't. Although, for a while, it didn't seem like Embiid was paying much attention to the MVP race. However, that all changed during a recent interview. Embiid discussed the importance of the award. Also, mentioning how much it would mean to win the award.
NBA MVP Award Has Twitter In Debate
It seems that the entire NBA fanbase is torn on who should be the winner. The award has been talked about this season more than any other. Recently, former NBA star DeMarcus Cousins even discussed how Jokic doesn't deserve the award for a third straight season. A case can be made for each finalist this season. All three will be leading their team's into the NBA Playoffs. However, the voting for the award is already officially over. So playoff performances will not be taken into account.
The heated debate will officially come to an end soon. Following the MVP talk has been an exhausting task. However, the league will be in good hands with whoever is announced as the winner. The stars seem to be aligning for Embiid to be the winner. But nothing is set in stone until the official announcement. Who do you believe is the 2023 NBA MVP? Do you feel that someone got snubbed from being a finalist? Please leave us your thoughts on the MVP race in the comment section. For the latest NBA news, keep it right here with HNHH.