Embiid becomes the fifth 76er in franchise history with at least six All-Star appearances
Embiid currently leads the NBA in scoring at 33.5 points per game
PHILADELPHIA – FEB. 2, 2023 – The NBA announced today that 76ers center Joel Embiid has been selected to the 2023 NBA All-Star Game in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the sixth career All-Star nod for Embiid, all of which have come over the past six seasons.
In his seventh NBA season, Embiid – who currently leads the NBA in scoring at 33.5 points per game – has produced career highs in points, assists (4.2), steals (1.1), and field-goal percentage (.534 FG) in 38 games of action. He has also added an average of 10.1 rebounds, making him one of two NBA players producing at least 30.0 points and 10.0 rebounds this season.
Named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for both December and January, Embiid has reached the 30-point mark in 13 of his past 16 games, averaging 34.8 points (.547 FG) and 10.3 rebounds during that stretch. He is tied for third in the NBA with nine games of 40-plus points, including a career-high 59 points on 19-of-28 shooting against the Jazz on Nov. 13. In the outing, he hauled in 11 rebounds and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, becoming the first player in NBA history to post at least 50 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and five blocks in a single game.
The Cameroon native’s 11 games of at least 35 points and 10 rebounds are tied for the most in the Eastern Conference this season. He leads the 76ers with 35 games of 20-plus points, 27 games of 30-plus points (fourth in NBA), and nine games with at least 40 points. He is one of five players with multiple 50-point outings throughout the league.
Embiid’s sixth All-Star honor is tied for fifth-most by a 76er in franchise history (Barkley, Costello). He is one of three players throughout the league to be named an All Star in each of the past six seasons dating back to 2018.