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Sixers’ Ben Simmons Punks ‘Nutty Professor A**’ Fan


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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons reacts during a 2019 game against the Washington Wizards.

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons broke a two-week hiatus from Instagram to show everyone what he’s been working on this offseason in the gym. The trolls quickly descended on him and the three-time All-Star wasn’t having it, perhaps he had reached his breaking point.

Simmons posted three harmless pictures, including where he is holding a basketball ready to fire a jumper. No one knows if the shot want in, but one insensitive fan commented: “he really acting like he was about to shoot in that second pic.”

To which Simmons replied: “ya lips look like ya got stung by a bee … nutty professor a**.” Clearly Simmons has heard enough of his unwillingness to shoot.

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Ben Simmons had a chance to redeem himself on Sunday at the end of a series noted for his offensive stagnation.

He did not.

The Philadelphia 76ers point guard posted his fourth single-digit scoring effort of the Eastern Conference semifinals and again not only looked unable to shoot the ball, but unwilling. His five-point, 13-assist, eight-rebound effort arrived as the Atlanta Hawks completed a stunning upset in seven games to topple the top-seeded 76ers and advance to the conference finals against the Milwaukee Bucks. 

While Simmons’ box score met the usual criteria cited by advocates who point to his defense, playmaking and rebounding as more than enough to overcome his shooting woes, the fact remains. Simmons is an All-Star guard who often can’t and frequently won’t shoot from the perimeter — and sometimes elsewhere. 

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With the Sixers season ending unexpectedly in seven games to the upstart Hawks, the franchise once again faces questions regarding their future.

Whether it’s asking themselves if Doc Rivers is truly the right man for the job. Or going deeper and pondering if the duo of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid can truly win.

Following their home loss to the Hawks, when asked if Simmons could be the point guard on a championship team, Rivers’ answer deviated from prototypical coach-speak.

Coaches would usually still praise their players and defend them publicly regardless of the questions they receive, as Rivers did leading up to Game 7. But clearly, Simmons’ performance in their season-finale may have left the coach questioning many things.

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What is it about Luka and all the buzz around his name? Because the first time you played the Mavericks this season, you kinda had him in jail.

People are coming out to get your number. They want to be able to say they dominate you or whatever the case is with that. For me, I take pride in my defense. I want to let guys know I’m out there. Let them feel me. On defense. I’m a bigger guy, I like to take some hits like that on defense.

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If we get that No. 1 seed, we keep our hopes up

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