Steve Nash: Not worried about Ben Simmons shooting the basketball
After months of criticizing Ben Simmons, we have seen a complete shift in the conversation, as Brooklyn Nets fans seem to think that they have fleeced the Philadelphia 76ers by acquiring Simmons and getting rid of James Harden. I know, it’s absolutely insane.
The conversation around Simmons remains the same. We have seen tweets pop up all over Twitter from Nets fans and major media outlets thinking that Ben Simmons is a player that could be the next Giannis Antetokounmpo in Brooklyn.
I honestly feel bad for these people. It’s almost like Nets fans have never watched Ben Simmons play basketball and have completely forgotten how they dragged him relentlessly over the past four years.
You have countless examples of these types of tweets on Ben Simmons.
Here’s How You Stop Ben Simmons:
- You could foul Ben Simmons.
- You could boo him.
- Tell him to shoot the basketball.
- Have a teammate try to give him advice.
- Have someone say something to Ben Simmons he may not agree with.
The list goes on and on. Ben Simmons is literally the most stoppable person in the NBA. This specific one went as far as saying that Ben Simmons’ “half court abilities are underrated.”
Pure insanity coming out of Brooklyn.
To make it even worse, you have Steve Nash, the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets saying that Ben Simmons doesn’t need to shoot the basketball.
Sounds familiar right?
This is the same mistake that both Brett brown and Doc Rivers made on countless occasions.
Here’s what Steve Nash said over the weekend:
“Ben does a thousand things on the basketball court. Shooting is not one that I’m dying to see. He is an amazing basketball player, and that’s without shooting the ball. So to me there’s not a conversation there at all. If he gets better at shooting, great. But he’s an All-Star basketball player and has an incredible potential to affect games with all the other things he does. So to be honest with you, it’s not a huge concern of mine.” – Steve Nash
Jesus Christ, Steve. Have you learned nothing? Of course, this type of shit is expected from fans, but coming from the actual coaching staff seems pretty ridiculous.
Luckily, Ben Simmons is no longer our problem. Maybe he does go to Brooklyn and is a completely new basketball player and person, but I highly doubt it.
Personally, asking someone to change who STILL believes deep down in his heart that he was in the right, and then finally got his way by getting traded to another contender in Brooklyn, still screams disaster.
I really don’t want to care about Ben Simmons anymore but with him going to Brooklyn and seeing the media, players, coaches, and fans react like they just got the next Giannis makes it hard to turn a blind eye.
Watching Ben Simmons disappoint Brooklyn Nets fans will be one of the few joys in my life.
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