Joel Embiid Has Harsh Words For Lavar Ball

Lavar Ball (Credit: Getty Images/Mike Stobe)

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid made it crystal clear he’s not a fan of Lavar Ball.

Ball is the outspoken father of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, who was taken as the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. The elder Ball is known for his brash attitude and ridiculous statements. He once even claimed he could beat Michael Jordon in a game of one-on-one. He has quickly become a larger than life persona.

However, Embiid isn’t included in his group of fans.

“Fuck Lavar Ball,” he said in a recent video stream of himself walking around.


Embiid certainly isn’t alone in thinking this, but perhaps NBA players on failing teams shouldn’t be taking shots at anybody. Lonzo’s Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers could be the next great rivalry in the NBA if either team ever lives up to their potential and the trash-talking continues.

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