Participated in the All-Star selection, which flew despite being ranked first in average scoring… Even the MVP contenders were surprised￼
West: Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic , LeBron James, Zion Williamson, Nicola Jokic As expected from the All-Star Game, the roster of starting players is also splendid. At the same time, there are players who unfortunately started the All-Star Game from the bench despite their outstanding performances.
Among the players pushed from the starter, the player who gets the most attention is Joel Embiid. One of the best centers in the league, Embiid is averaging 33.4 points this season and currently leads the league in scoring. Thanks to Embiid’s distinct presence, Philadelphia leaped to second place in the Eastern Conference.
However, the faces of other contenders in the Eastern Conference were too flashy. In addition to Embiid, four other top players competed for three frontcourt positions: Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Jayson Tatum. It was a situation where one person could not start. In the process, Embiid was pushed to the bench by three other players. 토토사이트
Many expressed surprise at Embiid’s setback from the start. Along with him, Nicola Jokic, who is active as the NBA’s representative big man, also comforted Embiid through an interview.
“I admire Joel Embiid,” Jokic said. “I was a bit surprised that he wasn’t selected as an All-Star. Clearly, Embiid deserved it and he proved that he was not just an All-Star, but also a starter.”
Embiid and Jokic, the centers representing the two conferences, will face off on the 29th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. It is expected that a lot of attention will be drawn not only to the matchup between the two players, but also to the confrontation between the strong teams that can meet in the finals.