Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was fined $10,000 by the NBA last week for posting a video in which he said “fuck LaVar Ball.”
"Man, fuck LaVar Ball."
— Peter Laviolette (@fakelavy) July 5, 2017
This became a feud because Embiid told his teammate, Ben Simmons, to dunk on Lonzo Ball “so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him.” So Ball took a shot at Embiid’s intelligence and called him soft. That caused Embiid to respond. The NBA wasn’t having it.
Joel Embiid has been fined, presumably for "F— LaVar Ball" comment. pic.twitter.com/wGQuQ4eFdP
— Jeremy Woo (@JeremyWoo) July 8, 2017
Embiid, a self-proclaimed man of the people, does not seem to care.
Joel Embiid: "I got fined for saying something that a lot of people wanted to say." Later concluded, "I'm glad I did it." ? #sportsandent
— Marc Isenberg (@marcisenberg) July 13, 2017
We’ll be sure to update you on the next chapter in this dumb but entertaining feud. In the meantime, it’s good to know there’s a tweet for everything:
the joke is on you fuck face. i actually love getting screamed at and publicly shamed for my dumb-assed bull shit . I love apologizing
— wint (@dril) March 4, 2014