If Philadelphia kept hoping to redirect the relationship with Ben Simmons, he has taken it upon himself to tear it apart with his latest move. As reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the 76ers players had planned to travel to Los Angeles to meet their still teammate and try to convince him to play the upcoming season with them. Nothing of that has happened. Simmons did not want to meet with them and they were advised not to travel.
Simmons is really close in band. Sources indicate that the Sixers expedition, which includes members considered by the base as friends, was prepared to catch a plane when it was informed of the change in plans. This last step of the All-Star, although it may seem a contempt to his teammates, it is not like that. His intention was to avoid displacement by understanding that his opinion about wanting to be transferred was not going to change.
The link between both parties is broken. The last season, which ended with the elimination of Philadelphia at the hands of Atlanza, blew everything up. Simmons was not only singled out by the public, but he saw the words of his coach, Doc Rivers, and team star Joel Embiid, pointed directly at him.
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