By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — This isn’t going to sit well with Philadelphia 76ers fans. Joel Embiid is not the NBA’s 2020-21 MVP. Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic has been named the 2020-21 NBA MVP.

In 72 games, Jokic averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.3 assists.

Embiid only played in 51 games, averaging 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

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Embiid and Golden State’s Steph Curry were the other finalists for MVP.

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