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.
Kevin Hart is one of the most well-known Philadelphia sports fans in the world.
He made a scene at the Super Bowl while showing support for the Eagles.
So it's no surprise when TMZ asked him about LeBron James and his 76ers, Hart lit up a bit, even going so far as to say he has already attempted to recruit him to Philly.
"I sent him $40. He didn't accept it," Hart said. "I really did try. I sent him 40 dollars and I said come to Philly."
"He said, 'kiss my ass!'"
"I don't think he's going anywhere," Hart added.
Probably not if $40 is the best we as a city have to offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers as a team, and Joel Embiid specifically, reminded the world last night that FS1's Colin Cowherd is quite often full of it when they won their 40th game of the season.
We wrote about this last night when Jojo poked fun at Cowherd for his preseason assertion that Sixers wouldn't sniff 40 wins. But today Cowherd held up his end of the preseason bet by rocking a No. 21 Sixers jersey during his The Herd show.
Cowherd's co-host Kristine Leahy posted video of the frequently wrong analyst admitting he'd lost and saying he'd own up to it, eventually.
"I'd love to have [Embiid] on this show anytime he wants," Cowherd said today. "I made a bet. I lost. I'm not going to welch."
But then he spoke about not being able to find a jersey that fit while Leahy was wearing one that would clearly fit him. They eventually found one and he put it on.
"They deserve love," Cowherd said.
Winning sure feels good. All kinds of winning.