Verbal fireworks on July 4? Sounds about right.
Joel Embiid took to Instagram Live on Independence Day and, well, he had some harsh words for the patriarch of the Ball family.
"F--- LaVar Ball," Embiid said in a 20-second clip captured by TMZ Sports. It appeared as if Embiid was wasting time during a rainstorm in Philadelphia before a fireworks show, chatting with fans, and the comments were prompted when The Process was asked about LaVar's recent shots at the Sixers.
It was only the latest in an ongoing feud between members of the Sixers' process and the father of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. Last week, LaVar made an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic's midday show, telling Embiid and Ben Simmons to "get [their] asses off the goddamn Tweeter and get in the gym."
The back-and-forth started all the way back in May when Simmons' sister first took a shot at the eventual No. 2 overall selection in this year's draft.
It continued on draft night when Simmons himself and Embiid only added fuel to the fire.
If this is the start of a new on-court rivalry between the Sixers and Lakers, I can only imagine what else LaVar Ball will have to say.
Reporters at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum pointed out the tremendous showing of Philadelphia Eagles fans on Sunday afternoon, with most saying their representation among Rams fans being guestimated at about 50-50.
So when Brandon Graham scored on a 16-yard fumble return for a touchdown as time expired, the Eagles defense attempted to do a Lambeau Leap-style celebration because there were so many Eagles fans in the front row.
Naturally, the few Rams fans nearby were understandably not down with it. NBC Sports Philadelphia's camera's captured footage of one Rams fan attempting to push Eagles defensive end Chris Long down.
Long is then seen having heated words with said fan. You may remember Long from earlier in the game when he forced Jared Goff to fumble in a game-changing play. I'd say Long likely won this battle of words.
The Eagles beat the Rams by a final of 43-35. You can watch the encounter below.
Eagles fans were incredibly down Sunday night with the reports that MVP-candidate Carson Wentz could be lost for the season.
Nick Foles stepped out of the backup role and helped the Birds to a victory that clinched the NFC East championship.
Despite Foles stepping in to help the Eagles earn the win, the Philly fanbase is not sold on the former starter being able to fill Wentz's shoes.
One guy who does vouch for Foles, however, is his former teammate and perhaps the greatest running back in Eagles history, Shady McCoy.
"I played with nick he is a true baller [sic]," LeSean tweeted.
This isn't the first time McCoy has stated support of Foles. Following the 2015 season, McCoy vouched for Foles as a team leader.
"I like Nick. The person and player that everybody thought he was, he is," McCoy said. "There were a lot of injuries this year, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame and he shouldn't. I think Nick's a good quarterback. He's the leader of our team. Just things didn't work out for him this year due to injury, but we've got his back. As a team, we didn't play well enough to win and to get into the playoffs."
McCoy obviously went on to play for the Bills and Foles departed the Eagles for the big green of the Rams.
Strange that Foles is back in Philly with a chance to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl.
McCoy also offered congrats to his old team.
Here's a video of Wentz walking back to the locker room as well as footage of him heading out from the stadium.
Foles says he's ready:
Others offered their support for Wentz.