Sixers' Joel Embiid gets shoutout from DX legend Shawn Michaels

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Embiid gets Twitter shoutout from his WWE idol originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

If you get it, you get it. If not ... 

That was the explanation from Joel Embiid after his kinda-NSFW celebration of an and-1 layup in the Sixers' Game 2 thrashing of the Wizards on Wednesday. 

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After the game, he filled in the non-WWE fans on the genesis of his gyrations.

"I mean, it’s fun," he told reporters. "I missed the crowd and I made sure ... in the past, DX was my favorite. Triple H and Shawn Michaels are my favorite wrestlers. Their group was my favorite and that’s what they used to do. Also, with the refs’ sign for an and-1, it just makes sense to combine the both of them. I’m just enjoying myself. At the end of the day, I missed the crowd.”

As he sometimes does, Embiid threw a follow-up tweet out of his big Game 2 moment.

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The “two words” line is from wrestler Triple H, and if you don’t know what the two words are … Google it. Safely. On your phone, not your work laptop.

It seems DX got word of Embiid’s tweet, because Michaels treated him (and us) to this reply:

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I don't care how big of a superstar you are. If you get a quote-tweet from a childhood idol, it hits different. I got one from Chuck D from Public Enemy one time, and I didn't touch the ground for a week.

All in favor of a DX reunion featuring JoJo at the next Wrestlemania?