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.
LaVar Ball said Lonzo Ball will take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year pic.twitter.com/tPNE7Ionvi— NBA Gods (@SportsLeakers) June 23, 2017
Simmons and Embiid were clearly listening.
This was Simmons' tweet, presumably referring to LaVar.
Crazy pills— Ben Simmons (@BenSimmons25) June 22, 2017
Embiid was just a tad more descriptive and honest. That's what Philly loves about him.
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
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.