Joel Embiid Receives An Interesting "MVP" After All

He might have missed out on the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award this season, but the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid has received an "MVP" after all. From Philadelphia City Council, as Most Valuable Philadelphian. No, really. It's official.

As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the City of Philadelphia has passed an official resolution, which, among other things, states:

WHEREAS, Joel Embiid has been a dedicated member of the Philadelphia 76ers for years, has gained numerous accolades, and led the team through numerous games and tough battles on the way to victory;  and WHEREAS, Joel Embiid is deserving of the distinction of MVP; now, therefore, be it                       RESOLVED BY THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That it hereby celebrates Joel Embiid as MVP: "Most Valuable Philadelphian."                                         FURTHER RESOLVED, That an egrossed copy of this resolution be presented to Joel Embiid as evidence of the sincere respect and admiration of this legislative body. 

Embiid finished 2nd in the actual MVP voting in the NBA, with 706 points (and 26 first-place votes) to winner Nikola Jokic's 875 points (and 65 first-place votes). 

"The Process" averaged 30.6 points, 11.7 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 1.1 steals in a superlative campaign for the Sixers. Now, he has an "MVP" to commemorate it.

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