Ben Simmons continues to troll on Instagram, this time with a John Wall video
While all hell broke loose on Twitter yesterday from a Woj Bomb to some news reporter in San Francisco making up stories about organized “Boo Groups”, Ben Simmons continued to do what he does best on Instagram. Throughout the entire summer, Ben has been posting away from on IG from California. Most of which, are pictures of his new home, him in the gym, or of his growing car collection. Yesterday, he posted a video of himself sitting on the bench working out in the gym with John Wall.
Throughout the week, there have been reports of Ben Simmons possibly being traded to the Houston Rockets, which would have sent John Wall to Philadelphia. Obviously that trade is absolute garbage and even suggesting it is flat out stupid. So we can just leave it at that.
It is telling, however, that while Ben Simmons was mentioned in reports that he refuses to show up to training camp and that he plans to “stay the course” on never playing another basketball game with the Philadelphia 76ers, he thought it would be a good time to post of a video of himself laughing in the gym in California and tagging John Wall.
Although nothing should surprise us anymore, it’s pretty shocking that Ben Simmons, a 25-year old kid with tons of talent and potential, would be handling this situation like this. Obviously he knew what he was doing with that video. I find it it be very childish and in extremely poor taste for Simmons to not only post that, but to handle this entire situation that has been going on since the end of the Atlanta Hawks series earlier this summer.
The fact that no one in his camp has told him that this is the wrong way to handle the situation is ridiculous. These are the same people that told him to work with his brother on shooting instead of the 76ers staff, to play basketball at LSU for his godfather rather than go to a good college program, and now ultimately, that there is no issue for him to holdout after signing a max contract that still has four years left on the deal.
I’m not mad Benjamin, I’m just disappointed.
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