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Joel Embiid’s Instagram Live Comments Will Cost Him $10,000

It all started on draft night….

Apparently Joel Embiid and Lavar Ball have had a bad taste in their mouth for each other for a little while now. On the night of the NBA Draft, his teammate Ben Simmons tweeted out, “crazy pills,” after Lavar’s interview once his son Lonzo was the Laker’s second pick. Embiid’s response was less than discreet…

After that, Ball talked his talk on a Philidelphia radio station–97.5 The Fanatic–and that got Joel fired up once again. Following that, Joel fired off, saying “f–k Lavar Ball” while talking to his fans on Instagram live. His comments caught up to him quickly, with the NBA announcing just a few days later that Embiid will be slapped with a $10,000 fine for inappropriate language on social media.

Maybe Joel knew very well what was about to come his way, because he didn’t bat an eyelash at the hefty fine he go off the court, simply tweeting, “that dat has finally come.” After throwing obscenities at one of the most lively and active figures in the NBA right now, Embiid seems to have just been waiting for his fateful charge.

Now we just have to wait and see if Joel can get over his bad injury streak and dunk on Lonzo Ball once the season finally starts.


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