Ben Simmons posted on social media while watching his former club, the Philadelphia 76ers, lose to the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of their historic NBA series on Sunday. A trip to the Eastern Conference Finals was at stake.
It seemed obvious that Simmons, who is presently playing for the Brooklyn Nets and is unsure of what his NBA future holds, wanted to provoke a rise out of people, or perhaps it was just an error in judgment.
Funny enough, ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins couldn’t resist making a joke about Simmons, which was probably how everyone else felt when they noticed he was watching the game.
Hell he s been watching games all season long. What else is new https://t.co/zxpZEcqQdL
Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 14, 2023
In the end, the 76ers are leaving empty-handed once more after failing to capitalize on their 3-2 series edge over the Celtics.
In Game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, Jayson Tatum, a legendary forward, played out of his mind, breaking the previous record of 50 points set by Stephen Curry against the Sacramento Kings a few weeks prior.
After sitting out the whole 2021–22 season, Simmons played in only 42 games for the Nets and suffered a significant decline in all of his metrics.
Simmons, who has one of the most lucrative contracts in the league and is scheduled to make $37.8 million next season and $40.3 million the following, has no idea what the future may contain.
With such a decline in output and a lack of availability, Simmons’ contract is among the worst in the NBA.