76ers fans are already giving Ben Simmons a warm welcome ahead of tonight’s game in South Philly
After a very long two days of no Sixers basketball, we have finally arrived to Thursday, March 10th. Ben Simmons and the Brooklyn Nets have arrived in Philadelphia to face the 76ers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.
It should come as no surprise that people have already started giving Simmons the business.
Last night, people started posting pictures of Ben Simmons dining at the Four Seasons. This morning, people were waiting outside of the Nets’ hotel and a few were yelling at Ben Simmons while he was boarding the team bus to go to practice.
The video above isn’t a big deal whatsoever. I got a good laugh at it but at the same time, I can’t help think that this is exactly what the very people we criticize on daily basis wants us to do.
I get that no one likes Ben Simmons and trust me, I share the same feeling. I just don’t like feeding directly into the narrative that’s constantly pushed by the national media.
The media is foaming at the mouth for Philly fans to act like idiots today and it feels like we are already falling right into their trap.
Again, it’s not even noon and even members of the local media are acting like idiots too.
Yeah Mark, of course he didn’t want to answer your question you dummy. It was a really stupid question.
“Ben what do you expect from the fans?”
That’s the question you went with? Ok Mark, enjoy the engagement on social media.
Of course, we as 76ers are completely justified in booing Ben Simmons tonight. He deserves it. I’ll be in attendance and I sure as hell will be booing Simmons along with everyone else inside the Wells Fargo Center.
It’s going to happen regardless and I’m not going to tell anyone how to feel or act tonight but just think about the hell Philly sports fans go through in the national media and the narrative that is constantly spewed out on TV and airwaves.
Maybe I’m in the minority but that bothers me more than Ben Simmons these days…
Regardless, tonight is a statement game for a million different reasons. As long as Ben Simmons gets booed into oblivion and the 76ers, led by Joel Embiid and James Harden beat the crap out of the 33-33 eighth place Brooklyn Nets, all will be well in the city of Philadelphia heading down the final stretch of the NBA season.