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Cameroonian Joel Embiid moved to tears after his first NBA MVP trophy

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All-Star centre and two-time league scoring champion Joel Embiid earned his first NBA MVP trophy on Tuesday night time.

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

Joel Embiid averaged 33.1 factors successful his second straight scoring title.

Jokic completed runner-up within the MVP voting, and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks was third.

Embiid has been facet lined with a sprained proper knee that price him one recreation of the playoff sweep towards Brooklyn and the opening recreation of the Japanese Convention semi-finals towards Boston, which was received by Philadelphia on Monday night time.