Ben Simmons got in a little bit of trouble for his poor grades at LSU, but it turns out that was all a part of the plan. He clapped back at someone on twitter the other day, admitting he didn’t go to class at all:
And then today, in a clip from Showtime’s “One & Done,” college Simmons explained his plan to pass one semester and then stop going:
Though one and done stays intact in its current form in the NBA’s new CBA, this isn’t the best look. No doubt. But did he actually have to go to class? No. Even if “student athlete” is a thing in the NCAA, that’s not Ben Simmons. It’s possible he only went to college because you aren’t allowed to go pro out of high school anymore. He wasn’t going to college to learn. LSU didn’t give him a scholarship to attend lectures. He was there to play basketball for one year so he could go pro, and they brought him in to play basketball to their team could be good. The end.
But if this is the first clip we’re seeing, this doc should have some real interesting moments.