Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will be starting in the 2018 NBA All-Star game.

There were will much debate about whether he deserves the start over New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Boston Celtics forward Al Horford because of games played and minutes restrictions.

But there is no doubt that when he is on the court, he is one of the best players in the NBA.

Embiid knew this moment was coming since 2013.

How we got here

After Embiid was drafted third overall in the 2014 draft, he missed his first two seasons with foot injuries.

During that time, many fans and “experts” called Embiid a bust who probably would never get healthy.

He eventually made his debut in Oct. 2016 and it became obvious quickly the only thing that would hold him back was staying healthy.

Embiid’s rookie season ended with a torn meniscus and lost out on the Rookie of the Year Award to Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon.

Now in just his second season playing in the league, Embiid will be representing the Sixers as a starter with the best in the world.

Sixers/Celtics

In less than an hour after Embiid found the good news, he lead the Sixers to a 89-80 victory over the Celtics.

He scored 26 points and 16 rebounds, but saved his best moment of the day for after the game.

Embiid never stops being entertaining and Sixers fans should be proud of him for everything he is doing.

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