Sixers star Joel Embiid drops his honest opinion on the current MVP race, calling previous conversations about the award ‘toxic’

(Photo: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – Joel Embiid (#21) of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on before playing against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Wells Fargo Center on April 2, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid openly shared his opinion on the current MVP race, pointing out the toxic atmosphere that existed during his earlier years competing for the league’s top individual honor.

The 7-foot center currently holds the Michael Jordan Trophy, securing it for the first time in the 2022-23 season.

“I’m glad I’m not part of the conversation. This conversation has been toxic for a long time, but I’ll be honest: it’s been kind of boring this year. There isn’t enough toxicity this year. That’s it.” “It’s pretty fun, and at some point it’s pretty bad,” the seven-time NBA All-Star said told reporters.

Embiid was sidelined for over two months due to a meniscus injury in his left knee. He returned last Tuesday at home against the Thunder on March 2nd.

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After being a leading candidate for NBA MVP honors for most of the season before his injury, he became one not eligible to participate for MVP due to a new league rule that requires players to appear in at least 65 games in a season to be eligible for major awards.

Joel Embiid has one goal in mind amid an intense MVP race

Despite his recent setback, the Cameroon-born big man has a short-term goal in mind as they prepare to enter the postseason.

“I’m just focused on getting healthy, obviously they’re all great (MVP) candidates and they all deserve to win. It’s just unfortunate that only one person has to win,” joked the two-time scoring champion.

The Sixers are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 42-35.

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