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Brandon Ingram's three-pointer gave the Los Angeles Lakers a 107-104 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, but heads turned after the contest when LaVar Ball and Joel Embiid met and exchanged pleasantries. Ball—the outspoken and well-known father of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball—offered Embiid some advice and told him to "just keep playing," as Zach Gelb of Fox Sports Radio (read more)


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The LA Lakers apparently had to stage something of a Big Baller intervention.Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported on Tuesday that the Lakers front office recently held a meeting with LaVar Ball asking him to tone down his criticisms of head coach Luke Walton and the rest of the team’s coaching staff over their handling of Ball’s son Lonzo. (read more)

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The Lakers have had enough of LaVar Ball’s criticism of Luke Walton and the team’s coaching staff, it seems.Ball recently had a meeting with Lakers team president Earvin “Magic” Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka, during which he was reportedly asked to “tone down” his public criticism of Walton, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne. (read more)

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If he remains healthy, Joel Embiid will be an NBA superstar. And when it comes to Twitter or post-game quips, few in the sport are better. (read more)

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The 76ers are (13-13) and currently tied for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, which is quite the improvement from where the team was at just one year ago.Philadelphia has a talented young group of players, and is no longer the perennial cellar-dweller that has found itself near the bottom of the standings for the better part of the last decade. (read more)

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Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball probably is not making plans to catch “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this weekend if his thoughts on the beloved film series’ iconic theme song is any indication. Nor can it be said that Ball has much insight on what makes a piece of music, you know, a song. (read more)

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For a couple of seasons, there wasn’t a running back in the NFL that could compare to Larry Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs. Between 2005-06, he carried the ball 752 times for 3,539 yards and 37 touchdowns, one of the greatest two-year stretches in NFL history. (read more)

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