Ben Simmons He’ll be on the court at the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday for the first time since he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets. Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons last played for the 76ers against the Atlanta Hawks in the 2021 Game 7 playoffs.
On that occasion, he scored just 5 points in the game, most notably a clutch miss that could have allowed the Sixers to progress further into the playoffs. As a result, in a post-match interview, coach Doc Rivers and teammate Joel Embiid took turns to indirectly blame Simmons for the loss. But things took a turn for the worse when Ben decided not to sit down and play for city before being traded to the Nets. The Australian playmaker features footage of former Ben Simmons in the last few games.
He shoots well and is aggressive on the court. In the last three games, Simmons has averaged 16.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Ben scored 22 of the 26 field goals he tried with 84.6 percent. It would be interesting to watch how Ben copes with the pressure on the 76ers.
When Simmons was last in the building, he was sitting on the bench as the 76ers beat the Nets 129-100. Some fans waited outside the Nets’ hotel to boo Ben as he boarded the bus.
Things are different this time around when Simmons meets with 76ers fans; will play! Charles Barkley has already expressed his feelings about Simmons’ return to Philadelphia and hoped “nothing bad happened”.
Shams Charania reported the hostile environment that awaited Ben Simmons when he returned to the field in Philadelphia. According to Charania, Simmons “was booed before the game even while he was on the bench to warm up”.
“These fans were already ready to boo him before the game… they were shouting his name, cursing him.” To be honest, perhaps no one expected the atmosphere to be different when Ben returned to Philadelphia.
But Simmons’ pre-game boredom is just a glimpse of what happens when he takes the field for a tip. “I can only imagine what the atmosphere will be like when he actually gets dressed and played tonight.‘ said Charania.
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Ben is aware of the wrath that awaits him in Philadelphia.
Ben Simmons already has all kinds of ideas for what’s going to happen in Philadelphia. When a reporter asked Simmons if things were likely to change since it’s been so long. Simmons chuckled and said:Come on now… I know what’s coming.”
Simmons’ Brooklyn teammate and former 76ers, Seth Curry knows How passionate the Sixers fans are. “It will be a hostile environment for me,said. “I mean, Philly fans are passionate. I’m sure they have things they want to get off their chests while I’m on the floor.“There is no doubt that the game in Philly could be the biggest challenge of Simmons’ career.
But Simmons is ready to accept the challenge and wants to use this opportunity to better deal with the pressure. For me, it would be exciting to be able to play in such an environment as it has never been before. “This will be an opportunity for me, you know, I’ve never been in this situation before, so I have to appreciate it and accept everything.”
Ben Simmons shrugged MJ’s shoulders to the Philadelphia 76ers fans, but couldn’t get the last laugh.
Ben Simmons didn’t hold back from the Philadelphia 76ers crowd when he got a chance. During the first quarter of the game between Philly and the Nets, Simmons found himself on the hotline, and maybe that’s what Sexers fans have been waiting for. Ben was shooting 50% off the assist line but was hit on both free throws in front of booing fans. When he hit both free throws to troll the fans, Simmons ran to them and shrugged MJ’s shoulders.
However, Brooklyn Nets lost 106-115 to Philadelphia 76ers without star player Joel Embiid. Kevin Durant scored 20 points and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points in 31 minutes. Ben Simmons nearly had a triple-double against his former team with 11 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds for the Nets.
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