Joel Embiid fined $10,000 after vulgar comment about LaVar Ball

Joel EmbiidAaron Gash/AP

The bad blood between Joel Embiid and LaVar Ball has increased in recent weeks, and Embiid will soon pay a heavy price for his part in the feud.

The NBA announced that the 76ers center was fined $10,000 for “using inappropriate language on social media.”

The fine was punishment for Embiid’s comments made during an Instagram Live video he posted last Tuesday, in which he said “F— LaVar Ball” during a Q&A session with fans.

You can check out the remark in question below.

Warning: NSFW Language

The beef between Joel Embiid and LaVar Ball just took another crazy turn 😱

— Complex (@Complex) July 5, 2017

The fine will do a bit of damage to Embiid’s bank account, but he didn’t seem all that remorseful in light of the announcement.

That day has finally come ha #TheProcess

— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) July 8, 2017

The third overall pick in the 2014 draft, Embiid has already made nearly $14 million in his NBA career and is set to make more than $6 million next season alone. That still didn’t stop 76ers fans from starting a GoFundMe page to “pay” Embiid’s fine, with all proceeds going to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Ball’s firstborn son, Lonzo Ball, was drafted second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in last month’s NBA Draft. The feud between Embiid and the elder Ball started shortly after the selection, when Embiid sent this response to teammate Ben Simmons on Twitter.

Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him..

— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 22, 2017

Ball fired back at Embiid and Simmons, criticizing them for their inability to stay on the court and their team’s losing record. After hearing Embiid’s Instagram Live remarks, Ball responded to the big man once again, accusing him of low intelligence.

“The reason he said that…his vocabulary is limited…You gotta use cuss words when you don’t have no intellect,” Ball said.

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