Joel Embiid was a Jeopardy! answer.
Like ending up in the New York Times crossword puzzle, there’s a certain level of nerdy fame to being a “Jeopardy!” answer. That happened to Joel Embiid on Wednesday night. The first-round category was “Current Sports Nicknames,” and the $1000 question was about the Sixers’ All-Star big man — and the contestants had zero idea about Embiid’s “The Process” nickname.
But one contestant, Paul, took a hilarious guess.
Joel "do a 180" Embiid > "The Process"pic.twitter.com/obkkkSW6vF
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) March 5, 2020
I kind of like the idea of Sam Hinkie walking around saying, “trust the do a 180”.
NBA Twitter loved this answer, as it should.
Some guy on Jeopardy just answered for Joel Embiid’s nickname as “do a 180” pic.twitter.com/JNF8tis65q
— Mary Harrington (@mharrington_17) March 5, 2020
Embiid chose to lean into this and changed his Twitter nickname to “do a 180.”
For the record, Paul went on to win the night and $21,000, he will return as Thursday’s champion. So he’s good with whatever you want to say about his missed sports answer.