By Peter Gleason
Sixers star center Joel Embiid has been out for the past week for a shoulder injury, and he is not scheduled to return until next Wednesday against the Pistons.
But he is still creating news.
On “Jeopardy.”because of a hilarious wrong answer.
Who is Joel Embiid?
The Sixers All-Star center was featured on the quiz show Wednesday night in the first-round category of “Current Sports Nicknames.” The $1,000 question was, “Joel Embiid in 2019 won the trademark for this nickname that also describes the 76ers’ strategy of improving the team.”
The answer is The Process.
The guess was “What is ‘Do a 180’?”
Embiid, introduced at home games as The Process, poked fun at the viral clip, changing his Twitter handle to “Joel ‘Do a 180’ Embiid???” He posted a picture of himself on Instagram with the caption, “New Year, New Me!!!! You can now call me JOEL ‘DO A 180’ EMBIID.”
Someone on the “Jeopardy” staff might be a 76ers fan. Allen Iverson was the answer to a question in an episode late last year, and he also was guessed incorrectly.