Shortly after Lonzo Ball was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers’ Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid teamed up to throw some serious shade towards Ball and his father, Lavar.
It started relatively innocently, when Simmons tweeted “Crazy Pills” in apparent reference to Lavar. Embiid took it to a whole new level, telling his teammate and fellow “FEDS” member exactly what he wanted him to do to Ball.
Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him.. https://t.co/cMvt5RYiSQ
— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 22, 2017
That would certainly make for a noteworthy story.
The 76ers and Lakers used to have one of the NBA’s best bi-coastal rivalries. It’s been on a hiatus for a while, but when the two teams get competitive again, the seeds are already there for some heated battles.