Ben Simmons has not played a second for the Brooklyn Nets, but was for the first time since his trade from the 76ers back in Philadelphia and sat on the bench. The fans of the Sixers blamed the All-Star, but also cheered.
At the significant victory of the Nets in Philadelphia, Simmons still did not stand on the field, but graduated from Tip-off in the hall a slight workout. The Australian, who played between 2016 and 2021 for the Sixers, was passionately laid by the fans present.
The guard last in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks on the Court, as a result, the former NR-1-PICK refused to run again for the Sixers, before finally in February in exchange with among other James Hard was brought to the Brooklyn Nets.
The 25-year-old has not completed a game until now and should slowly return to the team after mental problems. When Simmons will intervene in the events, is still unclear. For a workout, it was enough, and under loud cheers of the Philly fans Dear Simmons also once. The jubilee was more ironly to understand, as the refused Dunk against the Hawks in Game 7 probably will remain remembered Sixers fans forever.
Even during the game, Philly fans started repeatedly against the All-Star who did not mind. According to Stephanie Ready of tnt, the Sixers never received more ticket inquiries than for the game against the Nets last decade. Sixers Coach Doc Rivers did not want to comment on his ex-protectors before the game and pointed out that he would not talk about players who are not used anyway.
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There was a tribute video – as expected – not. Simmons completed a total of 275 games for the Sixers, while the boomer has average 15.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.7 assists. Three times Simmons All-Star, once he was elected to the All-NBA Third Team, came to two nominations for all-defensive First Team.