People say they like the college game better because players play harder or some shit like that. While college basketball is probably my favorite college sport, antics and feuds of any magnitude never reach the public eye, which leads me to my next point: I FUCKING LOVE THE NBA.
I’m documented as saying I’m a Lavar Ball lifer, that is, until he goes at another well-respected player’s Mother or parental status. But I’m not backing down from my stance at all. That immature giant Joel Embiid is entitled to his own opinion I guess, but with only Philly behind you, why are you starting shit?
Let’s start from the top:
Draft night: Joel Embiid + Ben Simmons @ Lavar & Lonzo on Twitter:
At this point, all is still well in the worlds’ of both parties. The Ball clan thinks nothing of it, a joke, and Sixers cronies are just being their usual selves, haters. Even seeing what it’s spiraled into, I actually don’t have a problem with what was said. Embiid has a point in this, the AAU PC pussies of the world have basically turned the NBA into a joke. Rivalries, vulgar in-game language, and overaggressive play which was the norm in the 90’s and early 2000’s is now non-existant in today’s game. All the same, I think it’ll be thoroughly entertaining to see teams go out of their way to “poster” Lonzo Ball.
Lavar’s Radio Response:
“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. Ain’t nobody else doing that, because they’re working on their games in the gym. These guys ain’t played a game, [are] always hurt, and [are] at the bottom of the totem pole. So guess what? Get you [rear ends] off the goddamn Tweeter and get in the gym.”
Preach. Preach. Preach. I’m guilty of being on Twitter too much during my job as well, making me the worst type of person, a hypocrite, but that’s beside the point. Joel Embiid should’ve learned when he got ‘faced’ by ESPN on his Twitter usage, but he didn’t, and Lavar has every right to throw that his way. Remaining relatively impartial, I’m pretty sure averaging 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.5 blocks isn’t “bottom of the totem pole”. Also, Twitter is addictive, so I don’t blame Joel for being overly obsessed with it, but before you rip someone else, look at your own ‘boys’ and their (Twitter) following. Lonzo: 267K, LiAngelo (who is shit so I guess this makes sense): 97.1K, and LaMelo Ball, who’s fucking 15, 31.6K.
Embiid’s Instagram Live
“Fuck Lavar Ball”
I feel like Lavar will take this one of two ways (I’m writing this on Wednesday). 1. Ignore the prick and go on living his near-perfect life or 2. (the more likely option) MURDER HIM in all facets of his life, personal and professional, attack his character, and berate him on social media, painting him as public enemy #1. Though it’s not his fault, Lonzo is making enemies (and subsequently rivalries) in weird places. First De’Aaron Fox, now on the Kings, and most recently, Joel Embiid (and Ben Simmons as I think he’s tied into all this?) of the 76ers. Moral of the story, if you want the already lousy Lakers fans to hate you, ‘@’ Lavar or his boy on Tweeter. Not Twitter, Lavar apparently doesn’t know what that is, Tweeter.
Lamar Ball TMZ Response
“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.”
Hahahahahahahahahahaha. While Lavar basically makes himself look like an idiot with his horrible grammar, the fact remains that he absolutely BENT Joel Embiid. This saga just keeps getting better and better. I’ll never know if his (Embiid’s) vocabulary is actually limited, and I don’t care, but speculating, and knowing he only went to college for a year… at KU no less, I’m not super hopeful for an intelligent response from his camp.
The End… for now…?
Lavar & Sons have their own TV show, lifestyle brand, countless TV/online feature articles and videos, and multiple covers to popular magazines (ESPN, SLAM), what do you have beside your Twitter, the “Process”, and shitty, stubborn Philly fans? That’s right, a whole lot of nothing.
Fuck off Joel Embiid. #TeamLavar