“Becoming a father changed my life.” MVP shed hot tears as he held his son
Embiid rejoiced with her son.
On the 6th (Korean time), Joel Embiid’s regular season MVP trophy delivery ceremony was held ahead of the 2023 NBA playoffs 2nd round 3rd game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics.
Embiid finished second in the regular season MVP competition for two consecutive years. He won MVP after three attempts. When MVP was awarded the award, Embiid, who had mixed emotions, immediately covered his face and shed hot tears. His colleagues, including James Harden, congratulated him as if it were his own work.
It took a lot of hardship for Embiid to become one of the best players in the NBA. Born in Cameroon, Embiid went to the United States to study basketball in high school and struggled to adapt to life in a foreign country. With his outstanding talent and hard work, Embiid entered the NBA with the 3rd overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Still, Embiid got off to a rocky start after스포츠토토 missing his first two seasons with Philadelphia due to injuries. He had many suspicious eyes toward Embiid, to the extent that it was said that he was a cyber player. With the news of his brother dying in a car accident in Cameroon, Embiid had a hard time contemplating his retirement.
But Embiid did not fall. Eventually, Embiid, who overcame the ordeal and made his NBA debut, responded to Philadelphia’s wait and leaped to become the best center. With Embiid at the forefront, Philadelphia has become an Eastern Conference powerhouse advancing to the playoffs for six consecutive years.
Embiid, who greatly improved the team’s power, finally won the regular season MVP award given to the best player. On this day, NBA President Adam Silver presented the Michael Jordan Trophy to Embiid.
Embiid enjoyed the joy as he lifted the trophy high with a smile amidst the enthusiastic support of the home fans. Then, he had time to talk about his acceptance speech.
The highlight of the acceptance speech was the appearance of Embiid’s son, Arthur, who was born in 2020. As Embiid continued his speech, he thanked his family before calling his son to the court. Embiid, who was calmly speaking about the award, shed tears when his son toddled and hugged him, and the cheers of the fans grew even louder.
“Honestly, my son’s presence is really the main reason I’m here. Becoming a father has changed my life. I just want to be a good example for my son and I’m happy to be here with him,” Embiid said. .
The presence of his son actually gave Embiid a lot of strength. Embiid has successfully stepped up from the 2020-2021 season, the first season after Arthur was born, and properly shows what a ‘milk powder buff’ is. It is known that the son’s name ‘Arthur’ was derived from the name of Embiid’s younger brother who died in a car accident.