Joel Embiid has shocked the NBA world. The day after winning the MVP award, his Philly team loses 121-87 to Boston in Game 2.
NBA Twitter did not hold back on their assessment of Embiid. Best reactions:
Joel Embiid After winning the MVP pic.twitter.com/WFaD9eMdaD
— basket bat🥶 (@sigmabatmans) May 4, 2023
Boston Celtics gifted Joel Embiid asswhipping to celebrate his MVP.
— Sean Agent (@LMNO789) May 4, 2023
Two things can be true at the same time:
-Joel Embiid's MVP was well-deserved
-It's absolutely hilarious that this unbelievable Sixers collapse is happening the day after he won it (shout out to all the insufferable Philly fan trolls), and the game after they won without him.
— Joel Rush (@JoelRushNBA) May 4, 2023
The newly minted MVP, Joel Embiid is really crushing it against the Celtics.
He's scored 15, 3 rebounds and is a -23.
And oh by the way, this prolific scorer averaged 20 points per game vs. Brooklyn in the opening round.
Well done, MVP voters, well done!!
— Eric Goodman (@EricGoodman) May 4, 2023
Joel Embiid after winning the MVP pic.twitter.com/fTwxMFEpfS
— Stadium (@Stadium) May 4, 2023
NBA: Joel Embiid MVP
— BA (@_BrianArndt) May 4, 2023
Joel Embiid to his teammates: "I'm back"
— Solo Lopez (@TheSoloLopez) May 4, 2023
Were the Sixers actually better without Joel Embiid? pic.twitter.com/POLyf209Zr
— Chris OIIey (@chrisoIIey) May 4, 2023
Joel Embiid is the problem
— SixersShowYo (@SixersShowYo) May 4, 2023
Joel Embiid awaiting the playoff heat Nikola Jokic got when he won MVP: https://t.co/n2Qf6ypPzT
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) May 4, 2023
Joel Embiid every playoffs pic.twitter.com/d0RSUMp3eD
— GajoDosRatios (@Smokin_Dat_Pack) May 4, 2023
They gave Joel Embiid the MVP to build up his confidence just so he can lose in his next game 😭
— Bryan 🍀🐝 (@_ibarrawesome_) May 4, 2023
Joel Embiid proved this year you and your fans can cry and complain your way to an MVP 🙌💀
— Goldie💡 (@NetsMillions) May 4, 2023
The Cycle of Joel Embiid:
1. Statpadding against bums
2. Wins MVP
3. faces a good team
4. Ghost session
5. Repeat 🔁
Best big man in the league?💀😭 pic.twitter.com/1z5omfvI7L
— Too Eze💫 (@Traeenthusiast1) May 4, 2023
Joel Embiid is the only “Most Valuable Player” who could come back to their team for a playoff game and lose by 40.
— Thomas Carrieri (@Thomas_Carrieri) May 4, 2023