“Just Trade Him”: Fans Lose Their Mind As Ben Simmons Thrown out of 76ers’ Practice

Published 10/19/2021, 1:13 PM EDT
May 31, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) reacts after the basket during the first quarter against the Washington Wizards during game four in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA season is finally starting right now with all the hype surrounding the Lakers and the Nets. But despite the beginning of the season, one person has dominated the headlines, 76ers star point guard Ben Simmons.

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After one of the most criticised performances against the Atlanta Hawks, Simmons’ off-season has been eventful to say the least. Denying to participating in the Olympics, the 6’8″ guard was supposedly putting the work in, but a trade meanwhile looked imminent as he denied participation in training camp and pre-season.

But the saga took a weird turn as he returned to Philly ahead of a pre-season game. He even participated in a training session with the team, raising hopes of a possible reconciliation.

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Ben Simmons’ thrown out of 76ers practice

While 76ers fans were hopeful that a possible solution to this Simmons’ trade saga was on the cards with things trending in the right direction, it seems all of it has come to a screeching halt with the latest development.

According to NBA insider Sham Charania, the 3-time All-Star has been suspended for Philly’s season opener against the Pelicans for conduct detrimental to the team and the organization.

This is certainly a massive development considering how good things looked for 76ers recently. Another NBA insider, Adrian Wojnarowski, provided some more clarity to the matter. In a recent tweet, Woj revealed that head coach Doc Rivers reportedly threw out Simmons of the practice session held today.

Given how severe the latest reports look, we might be seeing the end of the Australian’s time on the team. With his relationship with Doc Rivers taking a sour turn, Simmons might not see any game-time whatsoever.

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Fans react to Simmons’ latest controversy

The latest development in Ben Simmons’ trade saga has certainly been a shock to many fans. While many fans are growing frustrated with the guard’s antics, others had some hilarious memes for the situation.

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With the regular season starting today, it won’t be a surprise if a trade might be in the cards. With the latest developments painting a clear picture of Simmons’ rift with the team, the trade saga might come to an end very soon. Will the 76ers trade Ben Simmons? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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