Georges Niang is ready to trash talk Ben Simmons during his return to Philadelphia tomorrow night
At this point, I think the majority of people are all on the same page that 76ers players or fans won’t be giving Ben Simmons a warm welcome tomorrow night.
Earlier this morning, Georges Niang appeared on Marc Farzetta’s show, The Farzy Show, and discussed a variety of topics, including James Harde, Ben Simmons’ return, Embiid, and just his NBA career as a whole.
“On Thursday I’m going to make sure I have Ben Simmons on my list”
Well, Georges, that sounds pretty scary out of context, but luckily for you, I know what you’re referencing when you say that. Niang has never been one to back down from trash talk, so it’s good to see that he will make sure that Ben Simmons is on his list of recipients tomorrow.
Niang has been on fire as of late, knocking down three pointers and definitely benefitting from the James Harden Effect:
- Cavs: 5-8 3PT | 17 PTS
- Heat: Doesn’t Count James Harden Wasn’t Playing
- Bulls: 4-7 3PT | 14 PTS
Farzetta didn’t even bring up Simmons specifically, but Niang mentioned that Simmons first and made it very clear he’ll be talking shit.
Talk about someone who can read a fanbase.
Niang deserves this, signing with the 76ers this offseason expecting Simmons to be with the team, but as we all know, good ol’ Benny boy refused to play basketball so Georges never got an opportunity to play with him. Now he has a much better player in James Harden to get him the ball along the perimeter so honestly, who cares.
Tomorrow won’t be a walk in the park for Simmons, with ticket prices through the roof with fans wanting to be in the building to let Simmons hear it. Security is said to be staffed up to playoff levels, and Simmons has even trash-talked back to Philly fans on Instagram.
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