The reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid had a stellar performance on Monday night in Philly against the San Antonio Spurs, dropping 70 points on Victor Wembanyama and his team. Even Kevin Durant was deeply impressed when he learned about Embiid’s performance during his post-game press conference after the Suns‘ victory over the Bulls. Embiid has reached a new career milestone for himself, but that’s honestly not what the fans in Philadelphia are hoping for.
The fine people in the City of Brotherly Love are desperately craving another NBA championship banner. At this point, making it to the Eastern Conference Finals would be satisfactory. Embiid finally took home MVP hardware last season, now it’s about advancing in the postseason. Scoring 70 points in an NBA game is no small feat. But let’s not pretend these players are doing this in an era when opponents play defense.