NBA: Embiid asks teammate Simmons to dunk over Ball next season

first_imgCrazy pills— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) June 22, 2017 Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, left, looks on from the bench with Ben Simmons.  Chris Szagola/Associated PressLonzo Ball has yet to log in a second in the National Basketball Association (NBA), but he already has a huge mission placed on his back.Shortly after being taken second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft, Lonzo’s outspoken father, LaVar, took over the spotlight and guaranteed that his son would take the team to the playoffs next year.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pickAs the patriarch was being interviewed on live television, last year’s No. 1 pick, Ben Simmons, of the Philadelphia Sixers, tweeted the phrase “Crazy pills,” which was seemingly directed at the elder Ball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout His teammate, Joel Embiid, joined the fray and wrote: “Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him,” again apparently referring to the father-and-son duo.Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him..— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 22, 2017ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The former Kansas Jayhawk’s response became such a hit on social media that it has been retweeted over 40,000 times.Although it’s too early to tell, a rivalry might be brewing between the Lakers and Sixers next year, as their lottery picks Ball and Markelle Fultz playing the same positions.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:FULL LIST: 2017 NBA Draft SelectionsSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FULL LIST: 2017 NBA Draft Selections 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? MOST READ WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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