“Total Bullsh*t”: Ben Simmons’ Reported Response on Aaron Rodgers Comparison Revealed

Published 09/28/2021, 11:52 AM 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


Star guard-forward Ben Simmons and his current franchise – the Philadelphia 76ers, are certainly at a crossroads. While the side still insists that Simmons has a future with them, the latter is adamant on finding a new home. After being left despondent from a season of lows, Simmons was reportedly unhappy with the way he was treated at Philadelphia. This has seen him find the exit doors in the off-season.

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In his four seasons with the team, Simmons averaged close to 16 points and over 8 rebounds per game. However, 2020-21 was not the best of his campaigns, as he amassed only 14.3 points. In addition, his defensive contributions weren’t the best either. This meant that for long spells, the 25-year-old found himself warming the bench. Another key mismatched equation was that of Simmons with the fans, as well as teammate Joel Embiid. Yet, the management of the 76ers insists that the player has a future with the side.

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76ers President makes Ben Simmons comparison with Aaron Rodgers, receives rash response

Following the whole saga, Simmons made it clear that he wants out, and even refused to return to Sixers training. However, the team’s management still envisions a future with Simmons a part of it. Daryl Morey, President of the 76ers, recently spoke about how the team does not wish to cut ties with the All-star. He went on to make a peculiar comparison with Green Bay Packers legend Aaron Rodgers. Here’s what he had to say.

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Sep 20, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

“I watched last night a player [Rodgers] lead their team [Packers] to victory where a thousand pounds of digital ink were spilled on how he would never play for that team again,” said Morey. He proceeded to compare the situation with that of Simmons, stating that he is optimistic of the player’s return. On the contrary, Simmons has allegedly lashed out at this. “It’s total bullsh*t,” said a source that is known to have understood Simmons’ response.

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If the signs are anything to go by, it is the end of the road for Ben Simmons at Philadelphia. Yet, the franchise may try to make one final attempt to keep the all-round prowess. All in all, it calls for an action-packed set of days leading up to the new season of the NBA.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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