Joel Embiid named to seventh consecutive All-Star team

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid celebrates after their win against the Charlotte Hornets in an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Fresh off setting a franchise single-game scoring record, Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid has made headlines yet again after being named to the NBA’s All-Star team for the seventh consecutive season.

In the midst of his third straight season leading the league in scoring, Embiid has produced such highlights as his 41-point performance against Nikola Jokic and the defending champion Denver Nuggets to his 51-point outing against the Minnesota Timberwolves top-rated defensive unit and many more. It’s been quite the season for the reigning MVP, and the year is only half over.

Through 31 games, Joel Embiid has 27 games in which he has scored 30 or more points (including 21 consecutive), nine in which he has scored 40 or more points, two in which he has scored 50 or more, and, of course, his name franchise record 70-point performance against the San Antonio Spurs. This is amongst the most dominant offensive seasons ever played in the NBA.

Embiid is averaging 36.1 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game, along with an impressive 65.1 true shooting percentage. If he continues this pace and makes it past the 65-game threshold, then a second consecutive MVP trophy could be in his future. For now, he’ll have to settle for a spot on the All-Spot team, but surely, he’s not complaining about that.