Embiid accepted an exclusive interview with the "TNT" program and gave his MVP acceptance speech.
(File photo, Associated Press)
[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] The NBA announced earlier this year's Most Valuable Player (MVP), which was won by Joel Embiid of the Seventy-Sixers. Nikola Jokic, won the MVP for the first time. After winning the award, he accepted an interview with "Inside the NBA" and published his acceptance speech.
Embiid said that getting the MVP is a long journey, and he doesn't even know where to start. He has overcome many difficulties, not only in basketball, but also in his life, his story, Where did he come from, how did he get here, "This makes me feel good, I don't know what to say, it's amazing."
Please read on...
Embiid also said that without the help of his teammates from the Seven Sixers, he would not be able to win the award. He believes that only the sacrifice of his teammates can achieve his current results. He gave an example of James Harden scoring 45 points in the first game of the second round to lead the ball. Team wins, "I believe he can have this kind of data every night, but he understands that sometimes there are different tasks, so he gave up a lot."
Embiid also named T. Harris (Tobias Harris), Maxey (Tyrese Maxey), veteran PJ Tucker (PJ Tucker) and others, saying that it is their sacrifices that make today's MVP possible.
Finally, Embiid also thanked O'Neal (Shaquille O'Neal) for his appreciation, recalling that O'Neal wanted him to be the one who dominated the league, which became his driving force.