Sixers' Joel Embiid named NBA All-Star Game starter

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Embiid, the second-year player, finished in third for fan voting among Eastern Conference players with 1,285,587 votes, the third-most media votes (66), and the fourth-most player votes (94).

Joel Embiid was named to the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

The dream of Embiid becoming an all-star starter was nearly tarnished as New York Knicks' forward Kristaps Porzingis finished pretty close to Embiid in the final voting.

Plagued by injuries from the time Philadelphia drafted him third overall in 2014, Embiid already this season has matched his total games played from his rookie campaign a year ago (31).

A bad back has caused Embiid to miss nine games this season, and he's yet to play in back-to-back sets. But I feel like I have the résumé to be an All-Star. "But tonight, it's about the Celtics team that's 3-0 against us". Head coaches will vote for those players, announced January 23.

Boston (34-11) would pull off a season-series sweep with a win.

The Cameroon native has scored at least 30 points in seven games this season, which is the most by a 76ers player in a single season since Iverson had eight in 2006-07.

With his heavy minute's restriction a thing of the past, Embiid has been a dominant force in the East in a way very few could have predicted and looked the part of a franchise caliber player. "That would be the first of my career, first of many, God willing".

The East till take on the Western Conference squad comprised of team captain Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins of the New Orleans Pelicans. He has since taken the National Basketball Association by storm, proving true post players still have a place in the modern game.

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