Joel Embiid has declared himself the best basketball player in the world and expects the aggression he played with during the All-Star Game to carryover.

“For sure,” Embiid said. “The All-Star Game was fun. Being there in the fourth quarter, doing my thing at the end of the game, I thought it was great.

“But the All-Star Game, just proving I’m here, I belong, and being the best player in the world, I just intend to keep coming out every single night and just play hard and trying to get wins and just go out and try to win a championship.”

Embiid is averaging 23.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season with the seventh best PER at 25.35.