Matt Cord Show

I have been doing the public address announcements for the Philadelphia 76ers for almost three decades. I have seen a ton of cool and historic things over the years. With that being said, I’ve never seen what Joel Embiid did last night at the Wells Fargo Center.

I consider it a privilege to be able to announce for the Sixers in Embiid’s era with the team and in the NBA. It is truly amazing.

What he did last night was truly unreal and there are not enough adjectives to describe his performance.

In case you are living under a rock, or had an early night last night, here’s the headline. The reigning MVP set a Sixers franchise record last night with a 70-point game against the San Antonio Spurs.

He broke Wilt Chamberlain’s previous record of 68 points scored in a single game, which Wilt did in 1967.

For those wondering — Yes, Wilt Chamberlain did, in fact, score 100 points before in a single game for a Philadelphia team. But it was actually with the Philadelphia Warriors, not the 76ers.

Anytime you can beat a record held by Wilt Chamberlain, you know you are amongst the all-time greats.

Well, that is exactly what Joel Embiid did last night.

Oh, and if his 70 points were not enough for you, he also checked in with a career-high in rebounds as well with 18 boards.

Talk about a man on a mission.

Last night was already a special night to begin with. Rookie sensation, Victor Wembanyama, took the court for the first time in his career in Philadelphia.

Wemby is a 7’4” center from France. He is the most highly touted rookie since LeBron James. So you know the building had a buzz to start the night.

Then Joel Embiid took the court, and you could just tell by his body language that he was going to dominate.

However, I don’t think anyone in the building could predict just what he was going to do.

Speaking of people in the building, the stars were out to see the game last night, including M Night Shyamalan, Charlie Mack, Brian Westbrook, Duce Staley, Michael Schulson, Michael Rubin, Tyrone and Denise Maxey, the 6th man Alan Horwitz, and Jumaine Jones — who actually rang the bell as well!

I think it is safe to say that they all left impressed.

I know I did — so much so that Good Day Philadelphia is sending a cameraman to the MGK studios to get my reaction!

Congrats to Joel Embiid on a historic night, and I can’t wait to see what he does next!

If they let him play all 48 minutes in one game, I am sure he can break Chamberlain’s record of 100 points one day!

Enjoy the social media reactions and sights on sounds from my perspective last night below!

  • Mo Bamba's Reaction

    Joel Embiid’s teammates are thrilled for the big fella. Mo Bamba took a moment to tweet in support.

  • "Wilt Never Did This?"

    What a quote. I love that he did not know this. Wilt DID do it, just not for the Sixers, per se.

  • The Process Era

    A Process reunion took place after the big moment. No matter how you feel about The Process, this is cool.

  • M. Night Shyamalan's Reaction

    I don’t think M. Night Shyamalan could write a script like last night! Joel was the one who provided the plot twist.

  • John Clark

    Airport Johnny with some thoughts! I always love to see how on top of things John Clark is.

  • LeBron James Reacts

    LEBRON! Yes. LeBron James even tweeted about it. That’s how big-time Joel is.

  • Shams

    What an insane stat. Only nine people have done that in one game. He is truly our MVP.

  • Kevin Durant's Reaction

    Love a good KD reaction! We will likely see more reactions pour in from other NBA players in the coming days.

  • My View Last Night

    I got up close and personal with all the action! I get to most nights, but this one was particularly special.

  • Joel Embiid Breaking The Record

    This was my view last night when he broke the record. I am so lucky to get a front-row seat at amazing moments like this as the PA Announcer for the Sixers.

  • Victor Wembanyama Warming Up

    Little did he know what Joel Embiid was about to do on that court. Little did we all know, actually.

  • Appearing On Good Day Philadelphia

    There was a crazy delay so I got to snap a picture of myself on TV after we wrapped. How cool is that?

  • Matt Cord on Good Day Philadelphia Discussing Joel Embiid

    This was a stellar moment for me! Thanks for having me on, Mike and Alex, and all at Fox 29 Good Day.

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