“Deandre Jordan has more All-NBA First Teams than Joel Embiid”: NBA Twitter reacts to The Process not making First Team post MVP snub

Arjun Julka
|Published May 25, 2022

Recently crowned scoring champion and MVP runner-up, Joel Embiid fails to make the 2021-22 All NBA First Team.

The 2021-22 season saw Joel Embiid emerge as one of the most skilled big men the league has ever witnessed, putting up never before seen numbers. In only six seasons, Embiid has joined the ranks of Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain when it comes to breaking the Sixers franchise records.

The Cameroon superstar filled his stat line with the following numbers, 30.6 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 4.2 APG, and 1.5 BPG. Embiid shot close to 50% from the field and 81.4% from the free-throw line. The Process was a savior for the Philly franchise amid the Ben Simmons controversy.

The seven-foot center was the sole offensive engine of the Sixers on most nights, carrying his team to the postseason with a 51-31 record. The acquisition of James Harden is yet to pay its dividends. Thus many felt Embiid was robbed of the MVP award.

Also read: “Michael Jordan not as your GOAT?! Shut the f**k up, Joel Embiid”: When Dennis Rodman blasted the Philly big man for regarding Wilt Chamberlain as the GOAT

If the MVP snub wasn’t enough, Embiid has failed to make the All-NBA First Team, sending shockwaves across the league.

NBA Twitter reacts to Joel Embiid not making the First Team.

The recent playoffs were witness to Embiid’s hustle and grit to play. The five-time All-Star, who suffered a right orbital fracture and a broken thumb in the series against the Raptors, showed the heart of a soldier.

Despite not being anywhere close to 100%, a masked Embiid would return after missing the 1st two games in the semi-final series against the Heat. Unfortunately, the Philly team didn’t have anyone as their second option, with Harden’s playoff woes continuing.

Thus Embiid not making the First Team came as a shock to many.

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Also read: “Joel Embiid wanted Bradley Beal all along, not James Harden!”: Bill Simmons explains why 76ers could participate in swap of the Beard with Wizards star, this offseason

While one cannot deny the disrespect meted out to Embiid, the Sixers center cannot replace back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic’s place on the First Team.

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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka is a NBA author at The SportsRush. Basketball isn’t just a sport for this 26-year-old, who hails from Mumbai. He began watching the sport after stumbling upon a court in his society, helping him identify an undiscovered passion for the game of hoops. Now an ardent fan, Arjun supports Stephen Curry and the Warriors but also enjoys watching Giannis Antetokounmpo own the paint. When it comes to the GOAT debate, the TSR author feels LeBron James is yet to receive a lot of his due but cannot deny marveling at Michael Jordan’s resume.

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