Joel Embiid: “I am the best defensive player in the league”

Joel Embiid often creates conflicting controversies because of his somewhat “wild” statements. And recently, the center forward of the Philadelphia 76ers continued to be a topic of discussion when Embiid affirmed that he is the best defensive player in the tournament right now.

Embiid believes he is the best defensive player in the NBA today

Sharing with Ben Golliver of The Washington Post, Embiid said: “ All teams facing the 76ers have to find a way to deal with me. The plan every game is to bring challengers in front of me and I will show everyone who is the best defensive player in the league.”

“If it’s part of the game, they all have to try to keep the ball tight before I come and win it back,” Embiid added confidently.

Indeed, Embiid’s defensive ability is one of the key points that brought him a ticket to the second round against annoying opponent Brooklyn Nets. The Cameroonian striker had 5 blocks in game 1 and 6 blocks in game 4. It is Embiid’s formidable defense and excellent rebounding ability that have brought incredible stability to the 76ers in recent matches. over with the Nets.

Embiid is truly a terror under the basket right now

After 4 games in this year’s playoff round, Embiid is averaging 24.8 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks in an average of 24.3 minutes per game. After a relatively difficult start due to injury, Embiid and the 76ers are now gradually finding their rhythm and ready for the next challenges.

In the most recent match against the Nets, Embiid continued to have an excellent game, scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds in just 20 minutes of play. Thereby, together with the 76ers, they defeated their opponents with a score of 122-100, and also won the right to attend the Eastern semi-finals with a final score of 4-1.

The 76ers’ semi-final opponents will be the Toronto Raptors

The 76ers’ opponent in the semi-finals will be the number 2 seed, Toronto Raptors. The “Dinosaurs” also excelled in overcoming the Orlando Magic with a total score of 4-1. With the upper hand in the regular season, the Raptors will be the team with home field advantage in the epic showdown between the two.

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