Joel Embiid is guaranteed to finish as the NBA’s regular-season leading scorer.
With 30.6 points on average, the star of the Philadelphia Sixers becomes the first pivot to win this individual trophy since Shaquille O’Neal in 1999-2000. With this status, the Cameroonian marks history in different ways.
A first trophy while waiting for others? That’s Joel Embiid’s hope. But the Sixers pivot has competition to satisfy his other dreams.
In the meantime, he is guaranteed to finish as the NBA’s top scorer for the season as Giannis Antetokounmpo was rested for the Milwaukee Bucks’ final game, according to ESPN. A first for the Cameroonian, who becomes the first pivot to finish a season in this costume since a certain Shaquille O’Neal in 1999-2000! And the first non-American in history.