76ers' Joel Embiid Embraces 'Do a 180' Nickname After Viral 'Jeopardy' Video

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 5, 2020

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid plays during an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid rarely misses an opportunity to go viral.

The three-time All-Star was the subject of a Jeopardy! question Tuesday when Alex Trebek asked the contestants what famous nickname Embiid trademarked when the 76ers were looking to turn things around through plenty of losses and high draft picks early in his career.

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Joel "do a 180" Embiid > "The Process" https://t.co/obkkkSW6vF

Even casual NBA fans would know it was "The Process," but contestant Paul was just a bit off with his guess of "do a 180."

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.@JoelEmbiid really switched his name after the Jeopardy answer 💀 https://t.co/tqaBA8cPM4

Joel “Do a 180” Embiid??? @JoelEmbiid

JOËL “DO A 180” EMBIID https://t.co/reO1V3nCQt

Embiid responded with an amusing highlight of him turning the ball over as a young player as he did a 180 jump behind the backboard and even changing his Twitter name.

It's time for 76ers fans to start trusting the 180.


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