Joel Embiid makes NBA history as first international player to claim scoring title

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid He became the first international player to win the title NBA The top scorer and the first position to do so since then Shaquille O’Neal In the 1999-2000 season.

Embiid, born in Cameroon, is 2021-22 NBA Champion Scoringand beating Milwaukee Bucks Giannis Antikonmo by a small margin. While Embiid averaged 30.6 points per game, Antetokounmpo finished the regular season with 29.9 points.

Joel Embiid set some records on his way to scoring the crown

LeBron James The closest competition was to Embiid with 30.3 points per game. The Los Angeles Lakers The striker, however, played fewer than the 58 matches required to be included in the scoring title race.

Embiid also set the record for playing the fewest minutes per match by the scoring champion. The Cameroonian candidate has also become the No. 1 averaging over 30 points for a season since then Moses Malone He did this in 1981-1982 when he won best player.