76ers' Joel Embiid reflects on 2014 NBA MVP prediction

Joel Embiid's journey to becoming the NBA's Most Valuable Player (3:53)

Stephen A. Smith narrates Joel Embiid's path to fulfilling part of "The Process" for the 76ers and becoming the NBA's MVP. (3:53)

Before he began his rookie season in 2014-15, Joel Embiid made a prediction.

The Philadelphia 76ers center, never lacking for confidence, tweeted out a graphic of MVP rankings with him on top, beating out the likes of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, saying it was "MVP rankings in a couple years".

On Tuesday night, after he won his first career MVP award, Embiid didn't forget the forecast he made almost a decade ago.

Hey, when you're as talented as Embiid, maybe you really can speak things like that into existence.