Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles obviously flopping. Accusations aside, he is averaging 26 11 right now. Is he Joel Embiid, your MBT so far this season? Yes, first of all, his team has the best record in the conference. It's largely because of him, and it's not just the offense. And you see what the kind of business he gives guys like Kristin Thompson entice those guys. They're no match for Embiid, for all the kind of small ball that they play now. And beat combines some of those skills with some classic big man skills. And there's really not a lot of guys who can match up with him. Just physically on offense gave him 42 points, but defensively, especially in the start of this season, I thought he's been the best player on the team and Ben Simmons coming back from injury. But MBI, it has an enormous impact on defense. So if you're if you're having that kind of impact on both sides off the floor and your team is the best record in the conference, to me, you're the M V P. So far, please, I don't even wanna hear it. It's Kevin Durant, it's Kevin Durant right now, Let me tell you something right now. If you don't look like that big boy, catch your purpose. You heard me. Kevin Durant, right now is more of an M V p than Joe L and B. The brother averaging 30 54% shoot 48% from three point range. This brother, By the way, Kyrie Irving disappeared for seven games. Kevin Durant was still flowing, Okay? James Harden came back for the last three. You know what? They won the first two, and then they lost last night. Let me tell you something right now. You look at K d 18 months. I ate it on an Achilles tear and then comes back and doesn't look like he's missed a beat. It's not. It's one thing if this was the middle of the season. No, he came back immediately looking like K d And Oh, by the way, when you talk about the Philadelphia 76 is I don't want you all to pay attention to something. You know what? I'm just done thinking about the curry. I'm just I'm tired. I mentioned I'm just decided. It's all about curry. Just just like little Kendrick Perkins. Take a stone. Okay. Just like he doing his thing on the basketball court in the football field. Look at what the hell Seth Curry you've got, Daddy. You know Daddy Curry doing his thing for years. Then you got Steph Curry being the greatest shooter since man. All right? And look at Seth Curry. Look at Seth Curry in Philadelphia right now, averaging 17 a game, shooting about 60% from the field. About 59% e. I mean, my God, if you're curry, you could shoot, dammit! All right. And that helps because Ben Simmons clearly still can't you, on the average less than 13 a game and stuff like that. But I'm just saying, collectively, with Maxie and in beads and Curry and Tobias Harris Bible and all of that and Sybil in these boys I'm looking in Brooklyn is k d all day, every day. I mean, just look at this brother right here, clearly to me. When I think about Katie, he gonna win two awards this year. He's gonna win M v p. And he's gonna win Comeback Player of the year. Well, look, Stephen a Listen, I'm not totally disagreeing with you about nothing that you're saying about Kevin Durant. He's flat out bawling, but we already knew this. The only person that didn't know and had and had suspicion was Max about always. Katie gonna be alright because almost always after Achilles tear, you don't be the same player we know Katie is a walking bucket. We know that if he wanted to, he could lead the league in scoring every single year. He's just that he's just that type of a talent. But if you look at Joe L N B and the impact that he's having, he's having the best career. I mean, yes, he's having the best season of his career right now. And I said this once. They got Doc Rivers, I knew he was gonna elevate and challenge Joe L and B. He looks in phenomenal shape. And then everybody talk about Oh, Joe, l you need to get your big but on the block and rightfully so. But guess what? He's mixing it up. I'm watching them do the one leg dirt. I'm watching them bring the ball up, one to dribble pull ups. I'm watching the big fellow euro step down the lane, going to the block, putting on the ships on the ref, attacking the paint, using that big body quick spin moves. He's giving it all to us right now. The big fella is in his bag defensively, he's locked in. And look, I love Marcus Smart, but I don't agree with him about the game last night. Jo Ellen, be set the tone from the first quarter, right? And that's a rule in the NBA. And what he did was he set the tone for us being physical in the paint and made the refs say, made the refs take notice that you know what? We're gonna live in this paint. We're gonna attack the basket so the rest are seeing the Philadelphia 76 is attack early. So they started getting the Wilson. The Boston Celtics was fined up three pointers in the first half, so that's why they didn't set the tone for themselves. You can't not Jo Ellen be for being physical and get into the wreck right now. Max is right. If I had to give a M v P award to anybody, it will be Joel. And one more thing about Embiid Marcus Smart, who's a very tough player and he's smart. He's politicking with the refs, basically through the media right now, But that's ludicrous. The end beads getting all these calls and beat is right in his response. In fact, he's getting hacked on every play when he gets the ball on the block because there's nothing you can do and he's getting double and triple team and he's still scoring. And beat has been phenomenal on both sides of the ball this year so far, and as a result, his team has the best record in the conference. That's an M V P. That's why he would be the number to God for league M v p. And, by the way, don't give me that best record in the conference. James Harden, one the champion, won the league M v p and go to ST words the best team in the league. Russell Westbrook won the league MVP. They want the number one seed or the team with the best record. There's been plenty of people that have won MVPs that didn't have the best record. That's no criteria here, dominating both sides of the floor. Excuse me, I'm looking at Kevin Durant and what he's bringing to the table. And I Kendrick Perkins, I'm accusing you the same thing. I'm accused Shack up Big man bias even though she kind of agreed with me again. I think it's big man bias or you Kendrick Perkins. I think you're being a little bit biased because you're seeing the big boy in the post. You one of those dudes that don't feel that y'all get nearly as much love as you deserve because of how the game has changed and the big man is being ignored and not nearly appreciate it as much as they should. Now, you probably right about that in terms of their needs to be more appreciation. But I think number two in the league MVP is not lacking appreciation. We respect you, Joe L and B. You big time. But damn it, Que de right now, with all that nonsense going on in Brooklyn, look at how he's been balling from Jump. Thanks for watching ESPN on YouTube for live streaming sports and premium content.