Ben Simmons went on JJ Redick’s podcast. It was the second time Ben has talked publicly in 15 months. I was excited to hear JJ press him on Game 7 against the Hawks, his relationship with Joel Embiid, and where it all went wrong with the Sixers. You know, asking the tough questions only the #NewMedia could.

I slogged my way through that 80 minute interview so you didn’t have to and here are my thoughts: