Embiid wins NBA MVP.

Joel Embiid started his NBA MVP journey as a towering soccer prodigy in Africa who didn't play basketball until he was a teenager.

Embiid became a generational talent—albeit often injured—after switching sports. The friendly center became the face of.

The Process, the Philadelphia 76ers' rebuilding effort. Joel "The Process" Embiid introduces himself before home games. MVP for Embiid.

Embiid, an All-Star center and two-time league scoring champion, won his first NBA MVP trophy Tuesday night, defeating Denver Nuggets two-time winner.

Nikola Jokic.The 29-year-old from Yaoundé, Cameroon, averaged 33.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.

per game. Embiid missed one game of the playoff sweep against Brooklyn and Monday night's Eastern Conference semifinals win over Boston due to a damaged.

Right knee. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks placed third in MVP voting, behind Jokic. Embiid got 73 first-place votes.

Jokic garnered 15 first-place votes and Antetokounmpo 12. “It's long overdue,” Embiid added. “Much effort. I've endured. Not just basketball. My life. My tale. My origins. How and why I got here.