Amid the trash talk lies a healthy respect and admiration from both parties that finally put to rest any ill-will between the 76ers star big man and the Ball Family.

After Philadelphia's home loss to the Lakers on Thursday night, Joel Embiid shared a few minutes with the entire Ball family, but saved the biggest show of love for the family patriarch, LaVar.

Watch as LaVar and Embiid embrace, with Pop Ball offering Joel some sound advice and wisdom as well:




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