Trust the process! Monday night 76ers center and reigning NBA MVP, Joel Embiid made franchise history by scoring a record-breaking 70 points. Since Monday night’s game, the big fella’s popularity has soared.
Joel Embiid Makes History
On Monday January 22nd, the Philadelphia 76ers beat the San Antonio Spurs 133-123. This season, the team has been on fire, ranking 3rd in the Eastern State Conference. But Monday night was particularly special.
Embiid scored a record-breaking 70 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 assists. Prior to this feat, the 76ers record of the highest points scored in one game was held by Wilt Chamberlain. Chamberlain scored 68 points way back in 1967.
Indeed, the game was an incredible night for not only Embiid but the entire Philadelphia 76ers team and franchise.
In fact, Embiid is the only player in the history of the NBA to score 70 points in under 37 minutes.
Embiid’s Popularity Explodes
Since Monday night’s record-breaking game, Joel Embiid’s popularity has skyrocketed.
Experts at JeffBet.com, a popular online gambling company, used Social Blade to analyze the Instagram followers of Joel Embiid (@joelembiid) on January 21st and compared this to his follower count as of January 24th.
The huge increase of almost 20,000 followers comes directly after the Philadelphia 76ers star scored 70 points in the game against the San Antonio Spurs.
He is only the ninth player in NBA history to achieve this score.
A spokesperson from JeffBet.com has commented: “Monday’s game was undoubtedly an unforgettable night for Embiid, the 76ers, and not to mention the fans – so it’s fascinating to see the recognition of his performance through his follower boost. Although it will be disappointing for fans of the Philadelphia 76ers if Embiid becomes ineligible for the MVP award, recovery is essential if another injury occurs to give Embiid and the 76ers the best chance of success at the playoffs.”
Philadelphia fans have been on fire this 2023-2024 season for their hometown team. Star players such as Tyrese Maxey, Tobias Harris, Danuel House Jr., Pat Bev, and the entire team have been working together for a current record of 29 wins and 13 losses.
No doubt, the coaching style and mentorship of Nick Nurse has made an apparent impact on the team’s success.
The 76ers take on the Indiana Pacers Thursday night at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
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