‘Atrocious’: Twitter Rips Into Ben Simmons After a Missed Three-Pointer Attempt Against Nets

Published 01/07/2021, 10:57 PM EST
Dec 23, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) dribbles up court against the Washington Wizards during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The Philadelphia 76ers have had an exceptional start to the 2020-21 NBA season. The addition of players like Danny Green and Seth Curry alongside Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons has transformed the team. Moreover, with seven wins in nine games, they have the best record in the current season.

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Before the advent of this new-look roster, Simmons was burdened with being the primary scorer for the team. However, he has taken over as the team’s primary facilitator this season.

Since his debut in the NBA, Simmons has been one of the best young point guards. Given his frame and his skill set, he has often been compared to LeBron James.  However, the 24-year-old has often been criticized for not having a jump shot in his varied arsenal.

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A career 12% three-point shooter, the 2-time All Star has limited his number of jump shot attempts. In their match against the Nets, Simmons attempted his second three-pointer of this season and bricked it, and the 76ers lost to the Nets 122-109 after a disappointing performance from their stars.

Twitter reacts to Ben Simmons bricking a 3-pointer

NBA twitter had some hilarious reactions to Simmons missing his second three-pointer attempt.

Simmons and the 76ers have looked impressive this season. However, their performance against the Nets was uncharacteristic, and coach Doc Rivers will hope that the team can comeback from this disappointing loss.

Are the Philadelphia 76ers favorites to win the Eastern Conference?

The off-season moves have worked wonders for the Philadelphia 76ers. The addition of Seth Curry and Danny Green addressed a major problem area for the 76ers who lacked threat from the perimeter.

Dec 29, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) grabs a rebound against the Toronto Raptors during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Apart from these two players, the 76ers also added an experienced coach in Doc Rivers. With Doc, the 76ers are playing fluid basketball and have looked unstoppable in the first eight games they have played.

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The 76ers have a deep roster and have looked unstoppable with the best record in the league. Can they maintain this fabulous run of form?

 

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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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