First-quarter MVP, Joel Embiid's Sixers, the LeBron James Award

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Ben Golliver and Michael Pina open with a remembrance of NBA TV's Sekou Smith, a pioneer in the NBA podcasting world and a charismatic, beloved member of the basketball community. Then, the guys discuss Philadelphia's signature win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Does this mean the Sixers are for real? Where does Joel Embiid rank in the MVP conversation? Who are the other top candidates? Will LeBron James wind up winning on the power of his "lifetime achievement" narrative? If the NBA named an award after LeBron, should it recognize his off-season impact or his sportsmanship? From there, Ben and Michael discuss whether the Nets can trade for a better option at center before digging into Michael's recent piece on the Orlando Magic. They close with a debate over Kawhi Leonard's playoff achievements and their lasting memories of Kobe Bryant.

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