Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid predicts MVP win in 2016

The Philadelphia 76ers center took to Twitter to give his predictions for the 2016 MVP race.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid believes he will triumph over LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Tony Parker to take home the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2016.

The Cameroonian big man announced his prediction via his Twitter page, which is quickly becoming one of the most entertaining and popular in the NBA.

Aside from putting himself atop the MVP ladder, Embiid will have raised some eyebrows with one or two of his picks.

The ex-Kansas man expects Kobe Bryant to rediscover his best form with the Los Angeles Lakers at the ripe old age of 37, putting him third in the rankings behind four-time winner LeBron James.

Embiid also backed Chris Bosh to excel as the main man with the Miami Heat - he sits just behind Bryant in fourth place.

Surprisingly, Embiid left 2013-14 MVP Kevin Durant off the list completely. Perhaps the rookie forsees a drop-off in performance or even an injury for the Oklahoma City Thunder Star two years down the line that would see him taken out of the race for the league's top individual award.

If Embiid is correct he will win the MVP award in just his second full season in the NBA, as the center will miss all of this year with a broken foot.

The Sixers big man will spend the 2014-15 season rehabbing his injury, when he isn't recruiting star players, pursuing pop stars or predicting his own NBA future.