Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid tried to pull off a Mike Tyson reference when speaking to the media on Tuesday. His joke, however, caused a slight panic among Sixers fans as he tried to mimic the legendary boxer's now-infamous post-match interview back in 2003.

Speaking to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Amy Fadool, Embiid had this to say when asked about why he briefly exited the court in the Sixers' 100-93 win over the Toronto Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center.

“I hurt my back. My back is broken.”

After failing to make a convincing Mike Tyson impression, the Sixers center quickly admitted he was just messing around and brushed off questions about his health.

“Sorry, I was trying to make a Mike Tyson joke. No, I’m fine. Nothing to worry about. We fought through it, and credit to my teammates. They made some big plays. We all did it as a group.”

“I’m fine. Nothing to worry about. Obviously, it was a great win, so I’m happy about that one,” he added.

Given Joel Embiid's history of major injuries in the past, Sixers fans likely fall into a sports-induced panic each time their prized center talks about his back. Then again, the Cameroonian center does have a reputation for being quite the prankster. Embiid sat out Philly's last game against the Cleveland Cavaliers but bounced back nicely against the Raptors. The 3-time All-Star put up 29 points on 7-for-17 shooting from the field along with 16 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks in 38 minutes.

The Sixers, on the other hand, got back on the win column with Embiid back in tow and improved their record to 3-1.