Embiid scored a career-high 46 points in a 115-109 Philadelphia 76ers win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, as he connected on 14-of-20 field goal attempts, made 2-of-3 three-pointers and 16-of-19 free throws. And had 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 blocks. It was historic.
Over the Summer, Embiid and Ball got into a war of words when the Sixers center mocked the elder Ball on draft night for saying that the Lakers would make the playoffs this season after the team drafted Lonzo.
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
Ball quickly fired back at Embiid for talking trash.
via 97.5 The Fanatic
“When you don’t win, and don’t even make the playoffs, and don’t even stay on the court long enough, that’s the best thing you can do – is tweet and make some stuff,” Ball said. “Ain’t nobody else doing that, because they’re working on their games in the gym. These guys ain’t played a game, always hurt, and [are] at the bottom of the totem pole. So guess what? Get your ass off the goddamn Twitter, and get in the gym.”
Things escalated a few weeks later when Embiid was heard blurting out “Fuck LaVar Ball” in an Instagram live fee prompted LaVar to mock Embiid’s intellect..
via TMZ Sports
“The reason he said that … his vocabulary is limited,”
“You gotta use cuss words when you don’t have no intellect.”
“He’s not intelligent at all. He’s worried about me? He should be worrying about playing,” .
“I got 3 words for him: Can’t. Play. At. All. Oh shoot, that’s 4.”
After the game Embiid assessed where he was so far this season, and shared a hilarious Instagram post that not only cleverly mocked LaVar with his location status but also took a shot at Lonzo for attempting to defend him on the court.
lmaoooo this guy pic.twitter.com/dT814eX3i5
— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) November 16, 2017
That location 😂 pic.twitter.com/JlH5HZkULw
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 16, 2017
He’s got a good sense of humor, and anytime someone slams LaVar Ball, I’m all for it.