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Philadelphia 76ers’ star Joel Embiid, who is also a die-hard WWE fan sent a strong message across the league with his new WrestleMania t-shirt. Embiid was featured in a 109-105 win over OKC Thunder, and the game saw his return to action after nine weeks after a meniscus injury. After the game, Embiid sent a bold message across the league while highlighting his love for WWE. 

Right after the game, the 30-year-old was seen donning a WrestleMania t-shirt with a bold message. The message read, “SUCK IT.” This new tactic of the Cameroonian came from his love for WWE, and it’s not the first time that he managed to display his love for the sport. The NBA star has time and again performed on-court celebrations and displayed affection on social media. In November, he did the iconic Triple H’s celebration after a transition layup, which got him a fine of $35,000. 

Joel Embiid returns to action to guide Philadelphia 76ers to victory over OKC Thunder

Joel Embiid played his first game since January 30 due to left meniscus surgery. In the game, the reigning MVP posted 24 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Not only this, but he also sank 4 late-game free throws to help the side prevail over their counterparts. In the game, Embiid was 12-for-12 from the free-throw line, and scored 10 points during the fourth quarter, which helped his team outscore the rivals 36-25. 

Coming back to Embiid’s love for the WWE, he was invited to WrestleMania 40 by Triple H, just after he was fined for doing the latter's celebration. Not only this, but he also responded to the news by giving Embiid a shout-out on X, while extending the invitation.