Last night, the Sixers and Embiid got the job done. Even though the Cameroon native and James have not been in great form lately, Philadelphia are on a winning streak with six. It was also the opportunity for Joel Embiid to finally have a live look at Ben Simmons.
To summarise the game, Joel Embiid had a rough shooting night, he ended the game with six shots made out of eighteen. However, he had a strong third quarter with nine points and for one of his field goals, he celebrated by doing his infamous hip thrust celebration.
““There’s no secret that Triple H is my guy and obviously [his wrestling stable, D-Generation X] when I used to watch wrestling, those were my guys,” the Sixers superstar said. “I haven’t done it in a while. I just felt like it was a good and-1. I got the ball, got fouled and I threw the ball. I didn’t even see the rim. I felt like it was deserving of a good celebration and that’s why I went to it.”
Joel Embiid with an And-1 and DMX hip thrust
15-yard flag for getting the third pump in. Thrust the Process is back pic.twitter.com/WvL778V9uD
— Sean Barnard (@Sean_Barnard1) January 26, 2023
Kevin Durant, who remains injured and was inactive for the Nets, was not fond of the celebration and let Embiid know about it on Twitter. Following the Sixers’ win, Embiid clapped back with an edit of himself doing the celebration in the past interspersed with some NSFW clips of DX.
#SuckIt https://t.co/rVpradzgkW pic.twitter.com/xP8uJ3T6IA
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) January 26, 2023
Joel Embiid’s trolling capped off a glorious night for Sixers fans, who booed their hearts out at Simmons and came out of the night with a win and a hilarious Embiid moment.