Ethe journey of Ben Simmons and Los Sixers has come to an end. The Philadelphia franchise, after another disappointing season, is not willing to let him out, but it will have to reconsider its position as the Australian forward’s decision is firm: he does not want to remain in the team or under the command of Doc Rivers not a minute more.
A decision that could cost the player dearly if the Sixers finally found no buyer and left the entire season blank. However, the Australian guard not only does not care that his rebellion affects his checking account but he seems to ‘like it’.
Simmons has set fire to the nets and cheers of Sixers fans after giving ‘Like’ an Instagram post detailing what your decision will cost you. The bill can go up to $ 22 million in fines between what he has already lost by missing the team’s Media Day and what he may have to pay for being absent from training and games.
Embiid charges against the Australian
Simmons has not only earned the ire of Philadelphia fans already. He has also done the same with the affection of his companions as is the case of Joel Embiid, who has not hesitated to load harshly against the base, whom he calls disrespectful.
“The situation is disappointing, bordering on disrespect for everyone the players who are here fighting for their lives. Obviously we’re a better team with him, that’s for sure. But I’m focused on those of us who are here. “said Embiid about the reports that Simmons does not want to return to the Sixers because it is a team made for the Cameroonian pvot.
Embiid, who at the end of last season assured that he expected to see his partner next to him on the court at the ‘training camp’, also blamed Simmons some sporting decisions such as the departure of Jimmy Butler in the summer of 2019: “It was surprising. We got rid of him just so Ben could hold the ball in his hands longer.“A last dart that ends up definitively breaking the relationship on which the future of the Sixers was built.