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“Ben Simmons, why spit in the face of Sixers fans, shoot the ball”: Sixers fans in Philadelphia heckle the former Sixers guard as he makes his way to the Wells Fargo Center

Arjun Julka
|Fri Mar 11 2022


Former Sixers guard Ben Simmons arrives in Philadelphia for the first time since being traded, with fans and media hounding him.

Though Ben Simmons is not playing the game against the Sixers in Philadelphia, he will be present for the contest. The recently acquired Nets guard will be supporting his team from the bench. Nonetheless, Philly is in no mood to forgive their former point guard following his fallout with the Sixers franchise.

The Sixers fans are leaving no stone unturned to get even with Simmons, stalking him at all places. If this wasn’t enough, the paparazzi media also seems to be getting carried away with the noise surrounding the Australian native, following him everywhere.

Well, one is expecting all sorts of name-callings, slogans, and merchandise mocking Simmons at the Wells Fargo Center. However, Simmons has his Nets teammates by his side, who will be trying to shield him wherever they can.

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Nets center Blake Griffin trolled a reporter for asking Simmons what he expects from the fans tonight.

Sixers fans are in no mood to forgive Ben Simmons, with the media adding fuel.

Simmons looked confident as he arrived for a shoot-around, sharing a smile with his Nets teammates.

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Well, it’s time Simmons braces himself with a packed arena booing him with various chants. The three-time All-Star played four seasons in Philly, taking them to the playoffs each time.

 


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Arjun Julka

Arjun Julka

A 26-year-old from Mumbai. A huge Basketball fan who regularly consumes hours of basketball content, be it matches, debates, or analysis. Some of my other interests include CrossFit, watching documentaries, collecting sneakers, and trying out different types of cuisines.

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