The new Tupac vs. Biggie? Ice Cube chimes in on Joel Embiid vs. LaVar Ball feud

The new Tupac vs. Biggie? Ice Cube chimes in on Joel Embiid vs. LaVar Ball feud

There was Tupac vs. Biggie in the 1990s. West Coast vs. East Coast.

Jay-Z vs. Nas in the early 2000s. And 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule in the 2000s.

We can table Meek vs. Drake for another day. This is meant for the big boys.

Over the last few weeks, we've seen another feud begin the brew. Yes, we're talking Joel Embiid vs. LaVar Ball.

"I think it's great," rapper/actor/BIG3 co-owner Ice Cube told CSNPhilly's Danny Pommells on Saturday.

With the BIG3 coming to Philadelphia on Sunday, Ice Cube on Saturday chimed in on the hottest feud in the game right now.

His conclusion?

"It'll give us something to watch both of these teams for because both of them have been lousy for a minute. Give us something to watch for," Ice Cube said. "A little trash talking — that's allowed in the BIG3. We don't mind that."

We can trace the Embiid-Ball feud back to the NBA draft.

LaVar had a generous prediction June 22 that his son, Lonzo Ball, would lead the Los Angeles Lakers to the playoffs in his rookie season. That led to Sixers point guard/forward Ben Simmons tweeting "crazy pills" and Embiid quote-tweeting his teammate with: "Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him."

Then, of course, there were the July 4 verbal fireworks Embiid directed at LaVar on Instagram Live. That led to LaVar firing back, saying Embiid only has "got three words because his vocabulary is limited." And just this past Thursday, Embiid sure didn't sound like he has any regrets about what he said about LaVar on July 4 despite it costing him $10,000.

The Embiid vs. LaVarr feud doesn't look like it's going away anytime soon, which is fine.

It only adds intrigue to when the Sixers and Lakers play this season. The schedule doesn't come out until August, but we all know which games we'll be circling.

Perhaps someday we can get a Joel Embiid vs. LaVar Ball rap battle. That would probably be fun.

Asked about LeBron James after Sixers game, Kyrie Irving says @*#^*!#%&*

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Asked about LeBron James after Sixers game, Kyrie Irving says @*#^*!#%&*

Apparently, Kyrie Irving doesn't want to talk about LeBron James.

After the Celtics' win over the Sixers on Friday, a fan asked Irving, "Where's LeBron?"

Irving's response ... NSFW ...

WARNING: The video contains offensive language. But if that kind of thing doesn't bother you, you can watch it here.

Irving was asked about the incident by reporters Saturday.

So what he's basically saying is "sorry, not sorry."

With the video circulating on social media, expect Irving to hear from the league.

Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral


Joel Embiid expects 90 percent of his tweets to go viral

One of the things that I love about Joel Embiid is the fact that it seems like every day we find another reason to love him even more.

Today's entry comes from a profile in GQ magazine in which he talks about plenty of things. But it was one of the first things he was asked about his Twitter account that had me rolling once again.

How do you find out if one of [your tweet] has gone viral, then?

Joel: I think 90 percent of them [will be viral]. That’s the expectation.

Amazing. The thing is, I don't know if he's giving himself enough credit. ONLY 90%????

Oh, and he subscribes to the Jah Rule school of thought: WHO CARES?

"Then I had so much time, too, because I missed that whole year and the second year after, so I didn’t have anything to do," Embiid said. "[I’d] just go on social media and converse with fans, make crazy jokes, and tweet crazy stuff because I don’t care. I say whatever I want to."

His critique of other players' boring Twitter accounts is also incredibly on point:

What do you mean some guys are always tweeting the same thing?

Joel: Bullshit like, “Game Day!” “It’s a great game.” I don’t know. They’re all the same. It’s boring.


The whole Q&A is worth any Sixers fan's time just to get to know a little more about Jojo. Be happy he's ours. And pray he stays healthy so he can take his game on the court to the same level as his game off of it.