It’s no secret that things between Joel Embiid and the Ball family, namely Lonzo and LaVar, haven’t always been especially great. The Sixers’ big man and the founder of Big Baller Brand are both provocateurs whose paths have crossed in the past, which has led to both guys lobbing bombs at one another.
But time heals all wounds, as does running into one another after the Lakers and Sixers play during a game in December. All seems to be well between the two sides since then, which is good because Lonzo dropped an album last month and getting past the beef allowed Embiid to listen to it without immediately writing it off.
Embiid and Markelle Fultz decided to check out Born 2 Ball, Lonzo’s debut record, over the weekend. The Sixers’ big man issued a review on his Instagram Story, and as it turns out, he was a fan.
The first track they listened to was LaVar, which starts off with a sample of LaVar saying he would speak Lonzo to the Lakers into existence. Unsurprisingly, given his love for LaVar, Embiid had far too much fun listening to this. This transitioned into BBB, which led to Embiid going crazy in the back seat of the car they were in and declaring that the album was “fire” while Fultz was laughing in the front seat.
There’s no word on when (or if) Lonzo is going to drop his sophomore album, but assuming that happens, a guest verse from Embiid might be the thing that pulls the whole record together.