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Joel Embiid really wants Ben Simmons to dunk all over Lonzo Ball

Joel Embiid really wants Ben Simmons to dunk all over Lonzo Ball

LaVar Ball can evoke strong emotions from just about anyone.

He had Ben Simmons' sister, Olivia, all worked up in May.

And he got Simmons and Joel Embiid going on draft night Thursday.

LaVar was back at it — to no surprise — after his son, Lonzo, was drafted No. 2 overall by his hometown Los Angeles Lakers.

Here's what LaVar was blabbering about.

Simmons and Embiid were clearly listening.

This was Simmons' tweet, presumably referring to LaVar.

Embiid was just a tad more descriptive and honest. That's what Philly loves about him.

The NBA schedule is typically released in early August. Safe to say many will be circling the Sixers' first matchup with the Lakers on their calendar — especially Embiid and Olivia.

Richaun Holmes' mishap does not end well

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Richaun Holmes' mishap does not end well

You will not find Billy Donovan on the Thunder's injury report after Friday's game against the Sixers.

But Oklahoma City's head coach may be icing down alongside his players or popping a few Advil.

Why?

Donovan took an errant pass straight to his face during the Sixers-Thunder game at the Wells Fargo Center. Richaun Holmes was looking to collect an assist on a JJ Redick jumper, but the Sixers' big man put a little too much mustard on the pass.

The one-handed dish went right to Donovan … who was not ready to catch it, and why would he be? Holmes also just barely missed former Sixers player and head coach, Maurice Cheeks, who is an assistant under Donovan.

At least that was Holmes' only turnover of the game.

JJ Redick hilariously compares himself to LeBron James

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JJ Redick hilariously compares himself to LeBron James

The Sixers have a pretty exciting matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder this evening and ESPN is promoting it like no other.

As part of their all-day Sixers coverage, JJ Redick sat down with SportsCenter's Philly faithful, Kevin Negandhi, to talk about the state of the Process and all things Philly hoops.

Negandhi asked Redick about how his body feels after playing so much this season at the age of 33.

"I feel great. I feel like I'm a slower, less-athletic, whiter version of LeBron at 33," Redick said.

"No, I'm joking," he added, sadly.

He goes on to talk about the time and resources he invested to play this game at a high level.

The joke starts at the 1:35 mark below.

Other topics include him talking about his day-game meals, his thoughts on Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons having the potential to be transcendant NBA talents, and how he joined the Process at just the right time.

Redick also shouts out Vernick as one of his favorite restaurants in Philly. Good taste.