Can you still be a Ben Simmons supporter after what transpired this week?
Not one foot on the support wagon and one foot off. More like unconditional support. There are a handful of smart Ben supporters out there who are capable of using nuance, but that’s not very common.
You would think half-assing practice and getting yourself suspended might be the final straw, but in very odd fashion, there are still a decent amount of national people who continue to die on the Ben hill, like this guy:
I'm 100% on team Ben at this point.
Imagine being in a terrible workplace that you have made it clear that you want to leave. But not only do they keep you from leaving, they force you to show up to work and then get mad at you when you don't give it 100%.
— Nathan Chester (@NathanChester24) October 19, 2021
It’s called a contract man. He signed a contract here and has four years remaining on it. He is earning tens of millions of dollars.
Take this guy’s blue check mark away.
Here’s Jason McIntyre checking in:
76ers fans are about to get what they deserve. Joel “I need 20 games off” Embiid.
Go watch game 7 vs Atlanta. Yeah, Ben passed … Embiid had 8 turnovers. https://t.co/ZAqjgBIZJp
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 19, 2021
It’s true Embiid was poor with those turnovers. And he had a second half earlier in the series where he couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean. Tobias Harris also shot 33% in Game 7 and Doc Rivers used a ten-man rotation in that game. There is plenty of blame to go around, but Ben Simmons probably deserves the bulk of it for being a max player who doubled as a bystander in the fourth quarter on pretty much every half court offensive possession.
Another Ben take:
All I gotta say, is everyone condoning what’s being done to Ben Simmons right now… I BETTER NOT EVERRRR SEE U, JOEL OR DOC RIVERS EVERRRR TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and trying to make sure people are good. What Philly doing to Ben right now in public would break a lot of folks.
— The Mobile Messiah📱 (@ClintWulf) October 19, 2021
Well, he did it to himself.
No clue how people are still trying to defend Simmons after what took place this week.