Ben Simmons may not be scoring on the field, but he does appear to be scoring off it as the 76ers guard was caught kissing Maya Jama at the Wimbledon.
The couple finally made their relationship public as television and radio presenter Maya Jama hoped to keep their romance private after she dated British rapper Stormzy last year.
However, while watching Serbian Novak Djokovic and Chilean Cristian Garin face off in the Wimbledon tournament, the couple couldn’t keep it private as they were spotted kissing and snuggling with each other.
New couple alert 🚨 Maya Jama and her new beau, Basketball player, Ben Simmons debut their relationship at Wimbeldon 😍 how cute are they!? pic.twitter.com/VVA00SICZ5
— The Nikki Diaries (@thenikkidiaries) July 5, 2021
As it is with NBA Twitter, Ben Simmons was not give the benefit of the doubt, and instead, he was the subject of some ruthless trolling.
NBA Fans Troll Ben Simmons Over His Shooting Woes Despite As His Relationship With Maya Jama Goes Viral
Ben Simmons may not be getting the kind of congratulatory responses on social media that he might have expected to. While fans were clearly impressed at his skills, they also found a way to bring in his horrific shooting.
Tinashe AND Maya Jama? Ben Simmons might be the best shooter in the NBA. https://t.co/Pt7guphz6E
— Wildcat Chris Harris (@EbeSZN) July 5, 2021
Well, actually, this fan may have been complimenting Simmons’ ‘game.’ On the other hand there were also responses like these:
ben simmons is dating maya jama you think he cares about a jump shot 😭
— Goose 🇵🇸 (@atlas8s) July 5, 2021
Ben Simmons the man who can’t shoot a 3 to save his life bagged Maya Jama. The world is a cruel place pic.twitter.com/5FhOSiMlzR
— Mase (@Endzo_12) July 5, 2021
Maybe these Tweets give Simmons the motivation he needs to improve his shooting. The 76ers guard has already decided to skip the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, declining to play for Australia to work on his game.
Simmons has a long offseason ahead of him as the call to trade him as never been louder, and NBA fans haven’t let up a single opportunity to make fun of Simmons’ horrific performance against the Atlanta Hawks. If these Tweets are any indication, Simmons is in for a tough ride.