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Joel Embiid changes nickname to ‘do a 180' after wrong Jeopardy! answer

Atlanta Hawks v Philadelphia 76ers

PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 24: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers in action against the Atlanta Hawks during an NBA basketball game at Wells Fargo Center on February 24, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Sixers defeated the Hawks 129-112. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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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.

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.

Embiid chose to lean into this and changed his Twitter nickname to “do a 180.”

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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.