He is the first Sixer since Allen Iverson from 2000-2006 to be named a starter in the game for at least three consecutive years.
Despite the Kansas product not having the MVP-type season a lot of people expected, he’s still one of the best player’s in the sport who is deserving of this honor.
Plus, his peers and those who cover the sport seem to agree with his standing in the league.
Embiid’s averaging 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 31 games this season.
He hasn’t played since Jan. 6 after suffering a dislocated finger against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The star center had successful surgery to repair a torn ligament on that left ring ringer on Jan 9.
It’s unclear if he will play in the All-Star Game since the Sixers have yet to provide an update on when he can return to the court.
The rest of the list
Ben Simmons has a chance to make it as a reserve when the league’s coaches select the rest of the participants. That announcement is next Thursday.
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