Joel Embiid is one of the new generation of athletes who is as well known for his social media activity as he is for his on-court performance. He’s not a huge LaVar Ball fan.
After Lonzo Ball was drafted by the Lakers, Embiid tweeted a request for teammate Ben Simmons to ‘dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him.’
Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him.. https://t.co/cMvt5RYiSQ
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 22, 2017
The tweet prompted comments from Ball that Embiid should get in gym so he can stay on the court. A reference to Embiid missing most of the games in his first three NBA seasons due to injury.
In an Instagram livestream from Tuesday, Embiid responded to Ball’s suggestion by looking into the camera and saying, ‘F— LaVar Ball.’
The Balls vs. The F.E.D.S. The NBA rivalry of the future.