76ers' Joel Embiid: DX-Chop Celebration Inspired by Triple H, Shawn Michaels in WWF

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMay 27, 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 26: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates during the second quarter against the Washington Wizards during Game Two of the Eastern Conference first round series at Wells Fargo Center on May 26, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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Joel Embiid has never been afraid to show off a little bit of his personality. So when he pulled out a particularly... well, let's just call it unique... celebration after finishing a transition layup on Wednesday night, it didn't come as a major surprise. 

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Thrust the process. pic.twitter.com/bNOWsC4YnV

After the game, Embiid told reporters the move was inspired by his professional wrestling fandom. 

"DX, Triple H and Shawn Michaels, were my favorite wrestlers," he said. 

Ah, so this was the D-Generation X Chop. OK Joel, we all believe you. 

Hey, when you're in the process of blowing out the Washington Wizards 120-95 and going up 2-0 in the series, you get to call your celebrations whatever you like.