James Harden gifted Joel Embiid something quite special for winning the 2022-2023 NBA MVP award. It was a customized Rolex with special engravings. As we all know, the 76ers are currently one of the remaining teams in the playoffs and are in a great position to win.
A lot of the credit goes to Embiid. He has been playing at an elite level this season and is a huge reason for the 76ers’ success. In any case, Harden decided to do something special for his teammate in order to celebrate this accolade. Let us take a closer look and find out more.
James Harden relates to Joel Embiid’s MVP win
If there is anyone who knows what it is like for a player to have an incredible offensive season and carry his team, it is James Harden. After all, he managed to do just that during his prime years with the Houston Rockets. Harden managed to win the MVP award for his performance during the 2017-2018 NBA season.
Some fans might be aware that Harden averaged 30.4 points, 8.0 assists, and 5.4 rebounds for the Rockets during his MVP season while carrying them into contention. He was considered to be one of the best players in the league at the time, much like Embiid is considered one of the best for this season.
Therefore, it certainly makes sense that Harden understood what Embiid accomplished well and felt the desire to do something special for his teammate. James got Joel a Rolex with 23 engraved on it to represent this MVP-caliber year for Embiid.
#Sixers PG James Harden presented #MVP Joel Embiid with a Rolex with ‘23 MVP’ engraved on the back. pic.twitter.com/8I8QSfFTKN
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) May 3, 2023
76ers fans were quite moved to finally witness this moment. Embiid had stepped up his play over the last couple of years but was always snubbed for the MVP award. Some even thought Nikola Jokic would win it for the third time in a row. However, Embiid finally won it and there is no denying that it was well deserved.
In any case, we are happy to see that the veteran MVP decided to get something special for the recently crowned MVP. That isn’t a sight we see too often in the NBA and moments like these should be remembered by the fans.