A shot we will tell our grandchildren and their children about.
Ben Simmons made his first three-pointer last night, in a preseason game against Guangzhou, China.
In South Philly, inside the Wells Fargo Center, the crowd chanted for Simmons to shoot. Fans made motions of a follow through with their hands. With time running out in the 2nd quarter, Ben took the shot a good distance behind the line.
Swoosh. It went in.
The Wells Fargo erupted. All is right with the world.
Unless you’re a sportsbook taking action on MVP odds.
Ben’s shot got so much attention, that it was enough to move MVP odds in a big way.
They said he is now their biggest liability by far for the MVP race. They quickly had to move his odds up to +8000 following the shot and the influx of bets.
So literally one three-pointer in a preseason game, with the clock winding down, against a team from China, was enough to change the outlook for Ben Simmons’ season…if you’re a bettor.
2 weeks until the home and season opener.
I can’t wait.
Clap your hands…