Ben Simmons responds to Kevin Durant's FEDS diss, just wants to hoop

Ben Simmons responds to Kevin Durant's FEDS diss, just wants to hoop

Kevin Durant isn't a fan of Joel Embiid's new "FEDS" nickname for the Sixers. 

At Javale McGee's charity softball game Saturday, Durant asked Warriors teammates Andre Iguodala and McGee, "How they got a nickname and ain't played no games together?"

It didn't take long, however, for Durant to clarify Sunday what he meant on Twitter.

Still, Ben Simmons is watching and he's ready to move on from nicknames too.

Simmons just wants to ball.

That much is evident by Simmons' Instagram post early Sunday morning.

After sitting out the 2016-17 season with a Jones' fracture in his right foot, Simmons, last year's No. 1 overall pick, is ready to hit the court this season.

Simmons will be apart a Sixers team with much intrigue. After the Sixers added Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick last Thursday, they set new team records in season ticket sales.

Everyone wants to see what Embiid, Simmons, Fultz and Dario Saric can do on the court. Hence the "FEDS" nickname: Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons.

We know about Embiid's social media genius. Simmons' Twitter game isn't too shabby, either.

First, it was "crazy pills."

And now it's the Durant subtweet.

If there's anything we know, it's that โ€ฆ

The FEDS are watching.

If you have ever wanted to see Zach Ertz (mostly) naked, here's your chance

If you have ever wanted to see Zach Ertz (mostly) naked, here's your chance

Have you ever wanted to see Zach Ertz naked?

Well now is your chance.

After marrying in March, Ertz and his wife, Julie, who plays on the U.S. women's soccer team, will both appear in the 2017 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue.

You can see a preview of the two, but youโ€™ll have to wait until the issue comes out on July 5 to see the full photo shoot.

Ertz joins other NFL stars Ezekiel Elliot and Julian Edelman in the issue.

Whatever Ertz ends up doing (or showing) in the photos, it canโ€™t be more magnificent than Vince Wilforkโ€™s cover in 2016.

Watch: A shirtless Ben Simmons puts Lonzo Ball on notice with delicious dunk

Watch: A shirtless Ben Simmons puts Lonzo Ball on notice with delicious dunk

Concerned about Ben Simmons' right foot?

Well, don't be.

While Simmons will not play in the Summer League, the 6-foot-10 point guard/forward/baller sure does look healthy and ready to go for 2017.

Early Sunday morning, a shirtless Simmons posted an Instagram video of a delicious one-handed self alley-oop after working out at the Sixers' practice facility in Camden.

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Let's circle back to Thursday night after the NBA draft and LaVar Ball.

After LaVar's highly ambitious โ€” an awfully generous take โ€”  prediction that his son, Lonzo Ball, drafted No. 2 by the Lakers, would lead L.A. to the playoffs this season, Simmons had a cryptic tweet presumably about LaVar.

That sparked Joel Embiid to tweet:

And now, with Simmons' Instagram post early Sunday morning, we have evidence the 2016 No. 1 overall pick is healthy enough to, indeed, throw down some rambunctious dunks.

Of course, we'll have to see it in a game first, but until then, let's think of June 25 as the day Ben Simmons unofficially put Lonzo Ball on notice.