Cameroon’s Joel Embiid wept after receiving his first NBA MVP trophy

All-Star Center and two-time league champion Joel Embiid won his first NBA MVP trophy on Tuesday night.

The 29-year-old from Yaoundé, Cameroon overtook two-time champion Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.

Joel Embiid averaged 33.1 points for his second straight title.

Jokic came in second in the MVP vote and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo came in third. Embiid had to line up because a sprained right knee forced him into the playoffs against Brooklyn and the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Boston, which Philadelphia won on Monday.

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