Former Warriors Center Andrew Bogut isn’t happy with Ben Simmons and his commitment with the Boomers for the Tokyo Olympics.
Australian basketball legend and former NBA Champion Andrew Bogut has called out Philadelphia 76ers guard ben Simmons. He wants Simmons to take a final call on his future with the Boomers in the Tokyo Olympics. The guard at the moment has not cleared about his participation in the Summer Games and Bogut wants to stop the false hope.
Australian fans and experts were not happy hearing reports that Simmons will focus on his personal growth. He is unlikely to play for Australia in the Tokyo Olympics. The reports have suggested that he is taking the time out to gather himself after a poor postseason with the Sixers.
However, the 24-year-old’s commitment can be all contractual. He is currently doing an ad with the Four’N Twenty pies where he misses a three from range.
But he is set to star in another ad that will run simultaneously with the Australian Olympics campaign. It can be one of those game-changing advertisements.
Simmons is still fighting with the aftermath of a horrible Sixers elimination this season. Therefore handling all the hate on social media is not easy for a youngster.
So he is yet to take a final call regarding his commitment to Australia. The officials are already preparing for a drop-in camp in Los Angeles ahead of the big event in Tokyo.
Boomers legend Andrew Bogut wants Ben Simmons to come up with a proper explanation
The whole saga of Simmons keeping the Boomers’ management in the dark has annoyed Bogut very much. The former Warriors center would like it if he came up clean with an explanation.
“I think that is more the frustrating thing from the national team’s point of view about him pulling out, is just him giving an answer,” said Bogut. The big man has been announced as a part of Channel 7’s basketball coverage for the Summer Games. He will be partnering with John Casey and Andrew Gaze.
The former Warriors center feels that people will understand Simmons pulling out of the event. “If he pulls out, it is fine, and people will understand,” Bogut said. “He has got other things he needs to work on, you’ve had a bad run and you are getting run out of town somewhat.
“The world has kind of turned on him in the last week. Everyone would understand that, but it is more the dangling carrot that he puts in front of Basketball Australia. I think that is something that should be fixed in my opinion,” he added.
Whether Simmons can fight his demons from the postseason to represent Australia in Tokyo is up to him. But it could be a great getaway for the young guard to be in a different team environment. Who knows it may charge him up and keep him ready for the next NBA season.