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By John Wetzel, Sports Talk Philly staff

Shortly after the Los Angeles Lakers selected UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, his father, LaVar, gave a provocative follow-up interview about his son. LaVar has caused controversy wherever he's gone over the past year and some Sixers players are itching to get a crack at his son on the court.

Ben Simmons tweeted this, which presumably was about LaVar, and not the amount of talent that the Sixers have amassed: 

Joel Embiid, who will find out if he won Rookie of the Year next week, took things a step further: 

It's safe to say those two are about as ready for the season to start as the rest of us are. There's been a bit of a rivalry brewing over the past few seasons between the Sixers and Lakers, and these tweets, along with the two teams both taking point guards in the draft, should make it a little more interesting. 

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