If you aren’t familiar with how lit sports social media game has been, allow us to refresh your memory.
As of late, the sports world has been socially active in the best way. Let’s take a look at some highlights:
1. Lonzo Ball…but really, his father LaVar Ball.
2. Isaiah Thomas is literally social media gold.
3. Men on Twitter weren’t showing Zeke any love.
4. Martellus Bennett is just doing wonderful work…and we don’t mean football.
Lonzo Ball is officially a Los Angeles Laker, and fans are expecting some big time play. Thanks to Lonzo’s dad, the Lakers may have a rivalry before the season even starts. During the NBA Draft, LaVar told ESPN he thinks the Lakers are going to be a playoff team now that Lonzo is on the roster. Lakers head coach Luke Walton downplayed the comment, but in LaVar’s world, you should speak things into existence…and keep speaking.
Then Sixers rookie Ben Simmons stepped in via Twitter. Like we said, social media LIT.
— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) June 22, 2017
Not long after Simmons tweeted, his outspoken teammate Joel Embiid was very clear about his feelings regarding LaVar and Lonzo for that matter.
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
But wait, we’re just getting started.
LaVar responded to these tweets while he was on a radio interview:
“These guys ain’t played a game, always hurt, and at the bottom of the totem pole. So guess what? Get your asses off the goddamn Twitter, and get in the gym.”
Embiid got off Twitter alright, but only to hop on Instagram. During a live session, someone asked him about LaVar. In three simple words, Embiid told us exactly how he felt.
Joel Embiid says “f**k LaVar Ball.” 👀
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) July 5, 2017
And this is the part where NBA fans go wild:
🗣 JOEL EMBIID SAID “FUCK LAVAR BALL” SO GUESS WHAT? IT’S FUCK LAVAR BALL!
— bigmike (@mikeLowKey) July 5, 2017
Embiid said Fuck Lavar Ball while he was on Instagram live 😂.
Can the Sixers play the Lakers in LA opening day on ESPN.
— matt yoskowitz (@12_Over_9000) July 5, 2017
Embiid just said “man fuck lavar ball” on ig live build this man a statue he is the actual 🐐🐐
— Art Blevins (@JoshNichols36) July 5, 2017
2017 rules cuz you can do things like watch Embiid say “Fuck Lavar Ball” on instagram live
— Matt (@braceletthrower) July 5, 2017
We can’t wait to see what the sports world gives us next.