If you have been watching the Sixers you may have noticed an interesting trend whenever Joel Embiid gets knocked to the floor with an “and 1.” Its the chop. The chop that was made famous by the
WWF WWE group DX back in the 90’s. Most millenials immediately recognized the action because we all were doing it in grade school thinking our teachers were oblivious to the meaning of it. (They weren’t by the way, and I got detention for it.) But because its the playoffs “the chop” got a bit more publicity and Joel Embiid was asked about it after game 2.
“DX, Triple H and Shawn Michaels, were my favorite wrestlers,”
And now, one half of the group that helped the WWE win the Monday Night Wars has taken notice. After Joel Embiid posted a picture of him doing “the chop” on twitter, saying
“if you arent down with the process I have two words for you **** ** #ThrustTheProcess #DX”
Triple H, whos real name is Paul Levesque, took to his own twitter to show his appreciation
This is not the first time the two legends have interacted. During the 2017 season Joel Embiid had tweeted his love for the WWE wrestler, asking if the WWE was ready to trust the process. HHH was then, and apparently he still is.
HHH even graded Joel Embiid’s water entrance that HHH was known for.
As a 32 year old who was obsessed with the WWF Attitude Era I cant tell you how much I love this. Now were just waiting for Shawn Mic- OH MY GAWD KING! IS THAT HBK’S MUSIC?!
…and if you’re not down with that!!!! https://t.co/GptODkdNnF— Shawn Michaels (@ShawnMichaels) May 28, 2021
So its pretty clear at this point. The road through the East runs through Philly and the leaders of DX