Should Ben Simmons be a Part of The 76er’s Future?

Justin Lip, Contributing Writer

As drama rises after Ben Simmons’ terrible performance in the 2020-2021 NBA playoffs, many fans of the Philadelphia 76ers are angered by the point guard’s actions. 

During the 2020-2021 playoffs, Simmons averaged an awful 9 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds with a below average free throw percentage of 30%. The league average free throw percentage is 77%. Prior to the playoffs series, Simmons averaged 16 points, 8 assists, 9 rebounds and a better free throw percentage of 60%. 

Sixers fan and FLC student, Andrew Trinh, had bitter words to say about Simmons. 

“I think he should get in trouble for what he’s done” Trinh said.

To avoid playing, Ben has also been reported faking symptoms for COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 playoffs.  

Trinh included that he wouldn’t have even wanted Simmons on the team to begin with, especially after finding out that he was kicked out of practice by head coach, Doc Rivers, for being a distraction to the team. 

The FLC student had more to say about Ben Simmons’ poor performance in the playoffs,“It’s kind of disrespectful to the team, after everything he and Philadelphia has been through.”