La tensin entre Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers is far from softening after the Australian guard apply for the transfer during the last summer and has refused to train with the team, arguing that he is not mentally prepared to return to his former teammates.
Now the situation has taken a new turn and could end with the all-star point guard returning to work due to force majeure. According to journalist Howard Eskin Simmons’ rebellion is costing too high and ensures thatThe base is starting to have serious financial problems for his high level of spending and zero income, after the Sixers have refused to pay him until he returns to team discipline.
“According to sources close to the player and very reliable, Simmons and is running out of cash in their accounts. He is losing a lot of money because he does not enter and he continues to spend a lot “, says the journalist who recalled that the player has already stopped earning more than eight million dollars and that he has already received a fine of 360,000 dollars from the Sixers for refusing to train.
He spends money like nothing because he thinks it will never end, but the people around him are already talking about serious cash flow problems
“Maybe now he has to come back because is running out of money. He has two homes in urban Philadelphia that are worth between $ 8 million and $ 9 million. A new car is bought each month valued at $ 400,000 or $ 500,000. He spends money like nothing because he thinks it will never end, but the people around him are already talking about serious cash flow problems, “says Eskin about a Ben Simmons who has earned more than 57 million dollars in his NBA career and what In 2019 he signed a contract with the Sixers for more than 170 million dollars.
Working with the university students
While his future Simmons is being decided, who does not train with the Sixers for not having his head prepared for it, stays in shape by working with the team at Philadelphia’s St. Joseph University, which has also raised blisters among Sixers fans, who don’t understand why he can’t train with his team and yes with the Hawks.