Joel Embiid named an NBA All-star for the fourth-straight year

NBA: MAY 05 Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 3 – Celtics at 76ers
PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 05: Philadelphia 76ers Center Joel Embiid (21) celebrates after a dunk in the first half during the Eastern Conference Semifinal Game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers on May 05, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

It’s official. After a start to the season that has been worthy of MVP consideration, Sixers big-man Joel Embiid has been named an all-star.

Through 23 games this season, Embiid is averaging a career-high in minutes and with good reason. Currently sitting on an average of a career-high 29 points per game, the center is bringing down 10.8 rebounds per game as well as 3.1 assists.

In fact, Embiid’s red-hot run of form has been so good that it’s propelled him into the history books. He joined Wilt Chamberlin and Allen Iverson as the only players in franchise history to score 25 points in 12 straight games.

As of tonight, ‘The Process’ is leading the league in scoring and shooting 54.3 percent from the field. 

Embiid was also named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week at the end of January after leading the Sixers to a an undefeated 3-0 rout. In those games, he scored at least 33 points and 10 rebounds in each game.

The starters for this years’ game were announced earlier today, while the remaining players will be announced on February 23rd. Many will have their eyes locked in to see whether or not Joel Embiid will be joined by teammates Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons, who have also been producing at a stellar rate.

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