“Bi*ch and Complain”: NFL Star Gives Brutally Honest Advice to Ben Simmons

Published 10/22/2021, 12:30 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

Ben Simmons’ public feud with his franchise Philadelphia 76ers is the talk of the town in the basketball world. Both parties seem to be at loggerheads with each other over playing time and other issues. Many NBA players, various celebrities, and sportspersons have commented on the bizarre situation.


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NFL and Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Kelce recently weighed in on the Ben Simmons-Sixers drama. His comments about the situation held advice for Ben Simmons. He also appreciated Philadelphia’s sports fans for the unwavering support of their city’s sports teams.

Jason Kelce said, “Everybody can bitch and complain about how tough this city is to play in. Just play better man, this city will love you.” 

Kelce’s comments are a terrible indictment of Ben Simmons’ commitment to the Philadelphia 76ers. Simmons has reportedly fallen out with the Sixers’ front office over his play style and dismal performances. The two parties began bickering after their loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 7 last season. Since then, Simmons has missed the Sixers’ off-season and their game against the New Orleans Pelicans.


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Simmons’ Sixers beat Pelicans with a dominant performance

The Philadelphia 76ers seemed to be worry-free in the absence of Ben Simmons, as they won their opening night game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Joel Embiid put up a commanding performance for the Sixers as he scored 22 points and 12 rebounds. The Sixers won the game with a final score of 117-97 with the Pelicans missing power forward Zion Williamson, who averaged 27 points per game last season.
Jun 20, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) reacts after scoring against the Atlanta Hawks during the first quarter of game seven of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Alongside Embiid, Furkan Korkmaz also scored 22 points and recorded four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans could not build on Brandon Ingram’s performance, who wrapped up the game with 25 points. The Sixers face the Brooklyn Nets next and might miss Joel Embiid because of a sore right knee.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.