Joel Embiid let a recent Instagram Live session cost him some cash.
Apparently, Embiid and LaVar Ball don’t care for one another too much. On NBA Draft night, Embiid’s teammate Ben Simmons tweeted out, “crazy pills” after Lonzo Ball was drafted second overall and LaVar gave an interview. Joel decided to be less subliminal.
“Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him..” he tweeted. After the draft, LaVar went on Philadelphia radio and his smack talk once again got Embiid mad. Taking to IG Live afterward, Joel said, “F**k LaVar Ball.”
Those three words apparently cost the 76ers center a cool $10,000. The NBA announced the fine just a few days after the incident. Subsequently, Embiid tweeted, “that day has finally come ha #TheProcess.”
We’re guessing he was expecting a fine? Regardless, it looks like Joel Embiid isn’t going to let money get in the way of his opinion. Check out his tweets below.
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
That day has finally come ha #TheProcess— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 8, 2017
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