In recent times, NBA has become a more guard-dominated league than compared to the era of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, when the forward and center were the key players to win the game but Joel Embiids game, is still proving that centers are and will be the main force to attack in NBA basketball.
The Guards rule the game by their effective deep shooting ranges which give them more points without moving into the deep defense but still in this era centers like Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic have evolved the game to mark their presence as the centers by developing their shooting accuracy in their bag with the traditional pent area attacks also making them the best guys to back at Betmgm New York.
Who is the best NBA center between Embiid and Jokic?
On Wednesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Orlando Magic by 123-110, the 76ers star center Joel Embiid gave an outstanding performance and tied his career-high of 50 points in just 27minutes which have raised him on the MVP ladder, he was dominant in pent but more of his points came from shooting he cored 17/23 from inside the arc.
In the Sixers franchise history, Joel Embiid recently joined the list of having the most consecutive 30-point games record of elite players like Wilt Chamberlain and Allen Iverson.
Beside him, Nikola Jokic who is the last year’s NBA MVP and the center forward for the Denver Nuggets is showing his exceptional basketball IQ and giving Joel Embiid a hard hit on the MVP ladder. Recently Jokic scored 49 points against the LA Lakers trying to prove himself a better center, he shot 16/25 from inside the arc and recorded his 10th triple-double of the 2021-22 NBA season.
Kendrick Perkins choses Joel Embiid as the best center
The debate of who is the better center in the current NBA season is rising among the fans and the same topic was discussed on ESPN where Kendrick Perkins faced some difficulties choosing the best center between Embiid and Jokic and said, “It’s hard.”
However, he picked Embiid as the best center due to his three-dimensional gameplay. Later Perkins added, “I am going with Joel Embiid. When you talk about skill-set, zero flaws on the offensive end, it’s Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid and everyone else. It’s nothing that this man (Embiid) can’t do. He can take you on the low block, he got the one leg, Dirk, sidestep 3-point shot, euro step down the lane finish, And One through contact. I’m going with Joel Embiid. Him and Kevin Durant right now are the two most skilled players in the NBA.”
In the show, Perkins also claimed that Embiid is playing on an MVP level. Let’s see as the season moves forward it will be interesting to watch who has the greatest skill to be the best center in the NBA.