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Ben Simmons has been missing in action, Tobias Harris has been hot and cold, and various other Philadelphia 76ers have been in and out because of illnesses and injuries. As for superstar center Joel Embiid, all he has done is put the franchise on his rather broad shoulders and play like a potential Most Valuable Player of the NBA.

All the 7-foot, 280-pound Embiid has done of late is resemble the NBA’s most dominant inside presence that he is. While sparking Philadelphia’s season-best six-game winning streak, Embiid has scored at least 31 points in all of those victories and has posted a jaw-dropping 33.2 points and 10.5 rebounds a game during the spree.

Joel Embiid has helped the Philadelphia 76ers overcome their inconsistency with his recent run of dominant, 30-point performances

It’s no coincidence that the Philadelphia 76ers best run of the season has come at a time when Embiid has been unstoppable, whether he’s posting up down low or using his show-and-go move from the 3-point line.

On Friday, Embiid completely embarrassed the artists formerly known as the San Antonio Spurs with a couple of backboard-shaking dunks. In Embiid’s dominant 32 minutes on the floor, he had 31 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists. He was so good that the Sixers outscored the Spurs by 26 points while he was on the floor.

As TNT analyst Charles Barkley might infamously quip about San Antonio’s futile defense against Embiid — as only Chuck can, of course — “David Robinson and Tim Duncan are rolling over in their graves.”

“The game is becoming easy because we’re moving the ball, playing with each other, and the ball is not sticking,” Embiid said afterward in the postgame news conference as reported by The Associated Press.

Joel Embiid has joined some Philadelphia 76ers all-time greats with his recent run

Friday’s beatdown of the Spurs gave Embiid his sixth straight game with at least 30 points. That allowed him to join Sixers royalty Wilt Chamberlain (two times) and Allen Iverson (eight times) as the only players in franchise history to string together six straight 30-point games.

Also, Embiid’s performance was the 85th 30-point game of his six-year NBA career. He is the eighth player in Philadelphia history to do that, and it’s interesting to note that the other seven are all Hall of Famers.

“At this point, it’s kind of routine,” Harris said of Embiid’s domination in Friday’s postgame news conference as reported by The Associated Press. “ You can kind of see the fear in the defender’s eyes. He knows how to pick apart a game.”

Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid is playing his way into the MVP conversation

The 27-year-old Embiid is in the prime of his career. He has become the franchise fixture that the Sixers thought he had the potential to be when they picked him No. 3 overall in 2014 and waited two seasons for his injuries to heal.

The complexity in his game has shown just how much he’s grown as a player. On Friday, rather than bang in the post with San Antonio’s Drew Eubanks, he took him back out the perimeter, crossed him over with a dribble to get inside position along the baseline, and then rammed the ball in with one hand. Later in the night, he avoided the temptation of launching a 3-pointer — often the Achilles’ heel of Embiid’s game — and instead drove by guard Dejounte Murray and Euro-stepped his way to another dunk.

Thus far, Embiid ranks fifth in the NBA in scoring (26.8 ppg.), 10th in rebounding (10.7 rpg.), and he’s third in ESPN’s Player Efficiency Rating (29.3). His most important stat of all, however, might be his career-best 4.3 assists a night. He’s taken over some of the playmaking duties that became available when Ben Simmons refused to play this season for the Sixers.

Embiid’s Player Efficiency Rating trails only that of reigning MVP Nikola Jokic (32.9) and two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (32), according to ESPN.com. If he can stay healthy and lead the Sixers back to the top of the East without Simmons, he almost assuredly will be a top candidate to win his first MVP award.

Embiid is clearly in the prime of his career, and he seems to understand that it is his job to lead the 76ers beyond the drama and distraction of Simmons and ultimately to greatness.

“It’s been fun,” Embiid said in his postgame news conference as reported by The Associated Press. “We’re just playing as a team. These guys trust me to make plays. I need to keep on doing and climb in the standings.”

Statistics are courtesy of ESPN.com

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By: John Denton
Title: On the Best Run of his Career, Philadelphia 76ers Center Joel Embiid is Playing Like an NBA MVP
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Published Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 18:32:53 +0000

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The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL) announced today the nominees for the 2024 SCL Awards. Many of the contenders reflect the Oscar shortlist that was also announced today. The nominees include songwriters Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Lenny Kravitz, Diane Warren, and Jon Batiste who earned spots on the Oscar shortlist for Best Original Song. […]

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Title: 5th Annual Society of Composers & Lyricists Awards Announces Nominees in Film, TV, and Visual Media
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With the 2024 Oscars shortlists now out, it’s clear that “Barbie” will have a significant presence in the Best Original Song category.

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Title: 2024 Oscars: Best Original Song Predictions
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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’

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Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’ – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Here is everything you need to know about the single hardest puncher in boxing and the former world heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder. This includes his net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Deontay Wilder Net Worth

Deontay Wilder has been a professional boxer since his debut back in November 2008. He has been boxing consistently for over 15 years straight now in the pro ranks, earning more and more money as his career has progressed up to world level.

The 1985-born boxing superstar is one of the most fearsome punchers the sport of boxing has ever seen. Deontay Wilder’s boxing record consists of 43 wins – 42 of which have come via knockout. The only man to go the distance with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was Bermane Stiverne, who Wilder then knocked out in a round in their rematch.

As of December 2023, it is reported that Deontay Wilder’s net worth is somewhere in the region of $30 million (source: Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, given the fact the Alabama man is supremely wealthy, he likes his fair share of luxury items too. Wilder has acquired real estate, expensive jewelry, flashy cars and various other assets that have contributed to his riches.

Wilder reportedly has eight kids in total from various relationships, including one with his current girlfriend Telli Swift. Evidently a fair amount of Wilder’s earnings in the ring is used on providing for his big family and loved ones. Be sure to see Deontay Wilder’s net worth continue to grow for the remainder of his career, as long as that lasts.

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Deontay Wilder Career Earnings

After 46 professional boxing fights, Deontay Wilder’s biggest fight purse is reported to have been around $28 million (source: Forbes). This was reportedly how much ‘The Bronze Bomber’ earned for his rematch bout with Tyson Fury back in February 2020.

Wilder went into the fight as the marginal favorite with the best offshore sportsbooks, given that he was still the reigning champion following his draw with Fury 14 months prior. Despite getting conclusively knocked out in Round 7 of the fight, this still remains the biggest purse of Wilder’s career to date.

Deontay Wilder has reportedly earned a total sum of around $95 million in his professional boxing career from his debut up to now. This is right up there with the likes of heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, and is more than the likes of Ryan Garcia, Gervonta Davis and Terence Crawford.

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist has been earnings even figure purses ever since he became world heavyweight champion back in January 2015. Of his last 10 fights, just one has been less than seven figures (Washington – $900k). In fact, Wilder has earned around $80 million just from his last five fights.

See the full table below for a detailed breakdown of the purses Deontay Wilder has received for his last 10 fights. All in all, it is fair to say that the 38-year-old isn’t short of a dollar or two. His net worth, salary and fight purses will continue to rise as his career rolls on at world level.

Deontay Wilder Fight Purses (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Deontay Wilder vs Robert Helenius $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 3 $12 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2 $28 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2 $20 million
Deontay Wilder vs Dominic Breazeale $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury $10 million
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz $2 million
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne 2 $1.4 million
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington $900,000
Deontay Wilder vs Chris Arreola $1.4 million

Deontay Wilder purse info per Sports Payouts & Sporting News

Deontay Wilder Endorsements & Sponsorship

Although the vast majority of Deontay Wilder’s earnings comes from prize fighting, he also earns an extremely lucrative sum of money outside of the ring. These vast endorsement deals from outside of the ring are a big player in boosting Wilder’s net worth and salary.

The 1985-born boxing phenom’s biggest endorsement deal as of today is his partnership with Everlast. Wilder has shown great loyalty to Everlast for several years during his boxing career, and still sports their boxing gear to this day. He also regularly uses Everlast boxing gloves in the ring for his world title fights, as well as during training camps.

Some of Deontay Wilder’s other endorsements include his partnerships with PureKana CBD, Raising Cane’s and IHC Crypto. There is not much else known about Wilder’s endorsements and sponsors outside of his career as a boxer.

All in all, Deontay Wilder’s various sponsorships certainly help boost his net worth. Per Forbes, he reportedly earns an estimated $500,000 per annum through endorsements. Ultimately though it is punching people in the face for a living that pays ‘The Bronze Bomber’ the most money.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps bonuses and boxing free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Deontay Wilder’s next fight.

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Title: Deontay Wilder Net Worth: Career Earnings, Biggest Fight Purse & Endorsement Deals Of ‘The Bronze Bomber’
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Published Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2023 10:59:17 +0000

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