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Ben Simmons Explains Why SportsCenter Isn’t Allowed In His House, He Doesn’t Care Just About Scoring, and the Sixers Can Beat the Nets

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.

The playoffs are coming up and the Sixers might be the best team in the world. What are you looking forward to about the playoffs? It’s obviously been a trek to get over this hump for the last few years, what’s going to be a shift this season?

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

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Ben Simmons Has Instituted a Full-On SportsCenter Boycott


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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons reacts to a foul call during a game against the New York Knicks.

Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has been on fire as of late, and not just on the basketball court. Sure, he continues to drop dimes and play an otherworldly brand of perimeter defense, but his words have been making all the headlines.

Most recently, the three-time NBA All-Star made the bold declaration that the league’s Defensive Player of the Year trophy is his to lose this season. In doing so, he even took aim at the player some consider to be his rival in the race — Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.

As outspoken as he has been though, Simmons doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of reining himself in. Instead, the hot takes continue to flow from the 24-year-old hoops maven.

Case in point: his latest interview with GQ

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‘SportsCenter’ host Steve Levy gives an apology, not opinion, on coach’s comment | Buckler’s Airtime

Post-game press conferences no longer have limited attendance, they have world-wide audiences.

Almost everything that is said by a public figure is captured on video and that video is usually available all over the country. All you need is a cell phone and you can look in on press conferences that only reporters were privy to in the past.

The benefits of that video availability is that viewers can make their own conclusions over what was said. We don’t need TV hosts to tell us what we’ve already heard.

ESPN’s “SportsCenter” host Steve Levy, however, felt the need to soften the blow from post-game quotes by Baylor women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey following Monday’s UConn-Baylor battle in the NCAA tournament.

Mulkey said the NCAA should drop COVID-19 testing for both the women’s and men’s Final Four. She felt it wouldn’t be fair for an athlete to miss the opportunity

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Playground to SportsCenter – Portsmouth Daily Times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a number of factors that go into perfecting the putback dunk.

Having the athletic prowess to accomplish the feat on a 10-foot rim, timing, and a will for rebounding are all major contributing pieces to that puzzle.

Shawnee State freshman Latavious Mitchell — owner of the No. 4 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays on the Tuesday, March 23 ESPN broadcast of the nightly sports highlight show — agreed that mastering the move has a lot to do with anticipation and timing.

Mitchell, head coach DeLano Thomas, and associate head coach Lindal Yarbrough interviewed about that and their championship run in the most recent episode of the PDT Sports Podcast — available on YouTube and by visiting portsmouth-dailytimes.com/sports.

“It’s definitely about the timing. I don’t know, it’s natural timing,” Mitchell said. “You have to have that in you to want to go get the

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