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Joel Embiid walks out with Triple H to kickstart the 76ers’ series against Hawks

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Number one seed in the Eastern Conference Philadelphia 76ers began their second-round series against Atlanta Hawks at the Wells Fargo Center. To begin the proceedings Joel Embiid brought out WWE icon Triple H to ring the traditional bell.

Joel Embiid walks out with Triple H to kickstart the 76ers' series against Hawks

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Despite suffering a torn meniscus in Game 4 of their first round series against Washington Wizards, the center made it into the starting five for the opening clash. He had missed the fifth game which sealed their progress into the conference semi-finals.

The MVP candidate is a well-known of the iconic WWE faction DX which primarily comprised of Triple H and Shawn Michaels.

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One of Embiid’s celebration play involves the ‘crotch crop’, which was widely used by the D-Generational X during their on and off time in the WWE. He had even busted out the move during the first-round win.

He had acknowledged his admiration for the WWE legends Triple H and Shawn Michaels through a twitter post following the win. The wrestlers had responded to Embiid’s tweets as well.

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Prior to every 76ers game in the Wells Fargo Center, a celebrity will be bestowed with the task of ringing the ceremonial bell to kickstart the proceedings.

The two of them walked out wearing the traditional neon green DX shirts and a sledgehammer, which has been The Game’s weapon of choice over the years. Triple H proceeded to ring the bell using the sledgehammer to get things underway. The duo even took to the court and performed several crotch chops as the full strength crowd soaked it all in.

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Moreover, the T-shirt is apparently one of a kind with a cartoon figure of Embiid in it with the words “Trust the process”, alongwith the number 21.

Embiid and co. on the backfoot against underdogs Hawks

The number one seed have been taken by surprise with the visitors launching a vicious attacking barrage.

The Hawks are currently leading 74-54 at the half-time break with Trae Young scoring 25 points. Joel Embiid, despite not being fully fit has been on the court for 18 minutes with 17 points to his name.

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