76ers’ Joel Embiid Shares an Incredible Record with Charles Barkley and Wilt Chamberlain

Published 01/30/2021, 12:57 AM EST
Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts after his score against the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Joel Embiid is playing with a chip on his shoulder this season. Over the last few seasons, he has constantly been criticized for not leading the 76ers to an NBA title. However, in the 2021 NBA season, Embiid and the 76ers might just win it all.

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So far, Embiid has been one of the best players in the league on both ends of the court. In fact, Embiid is making the case for being named this year’s regular season MVP. Embiid is averaging a staggering 28.3 points and 11.1 rebounds per game, all while shooting 54.4% from the field and 40.4% from beyond the arc.

“The Process” continued his impeccable form tonight as he led the 76ers to a comfortable 118-94 victory over the Timberwolves. Following his excellent game, Joel Embiid entered the 76ers’ history books.

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He finished the game with 37 points along with 11 boards and became only the third player in Sixers’ history to average 35 and 10 over a five game span.

According to @EliasSports Joel Embiid is the 3rd player in 76ers history to average 35 points and 10 rebounds over a 5-game span, joining Charles Barkley and Wilt Chamberlain. pic.twitter.com/yw9MVTq1On

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 30, 2021

Apart from Joel, only NBA legends Charles Barkley and Wilt Chamberlain have managed to achieve this feat in their careers with the 76ers. But can Embiid continue his form when the playoffs arrive? We will find that out in the upcoming months.

Are Joel Embiid and the 76ers the favorites to clinch the Eastern Conference title?

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Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) celebrates with guard Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) after scoring the game winning basket during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

This season, there is a cutthroat competition for the NBA Championship. While the West is as strong as ever, the East also has some of the best teams in the league. The 76ers are among the top teams that might represent the East in the 2021 NBA Finals.

As of now, Philly holds the no.1 seed in the conference with a 14-6 record after their first 20 games. But Philly are still struggling to find their touch away from home. In the nine road games they have played so far, they stand at 4-5.

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If 76ers want to finally end their championship drought, they need to be consistent even when not playing at home. What are your expectations from the 76ers? Feel free to share your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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