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ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 28: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after their 105-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on October 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

If you ask the Magic Mirror hanging on the wall at Joel Embiid’s house, it would probably tell you that he’s the greatest player in the world.

The 76ers star just gave himself that title on Thursday night after leading a dominating finish against the Nets.

Speaking not only of his performance in last weekend’s All-Star Game, but also of his 39 points and 16 rebounds in the 112-104 victory over Brooklyn, Embiid issued his declaration.

“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,” he told reporters.

Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat