The fire in Philadelphia does not stop burning, since Ben simmons requested his transfer last summer, the player’s rudeness towards the franchise and his still companions of the Sixers. When everything seemed like it could return to normal, with Simmons rejoining training, the alarms have gone off again. According to the team coach, Doc Rivers, you’ve fired Simmons from training.
Rivers “forced” to kick Simmons out
Rivers, when asked about the Australian player, confirmed that he had been forced to kick him out: “I thought it was a distraction for us. It didn’t seem like he wanted to do what the others were doing.” Despite today’s conflict, the Sixers coach assures that if Simmons wants to return to the team, he will give him the opportunity, since “it is his job as a coach, to seek the common good.” According to journalist Shams Charania, Rivers has asked Simmons to join defensive training and the player has refused twice, prompting the coach to kick him out of training.
Embiid, tired of his partner
For his part, the star of the team, Joel Embiid, he wanted to give his opinion on what happened in the training: “They don’t pay us to babysit, our job is to go out there, play hard and win games. “The Cameroonian has also commented on his teammate’s behavior:”Right now I don’t care about anything about him. He does what he wants”.
The Sixers have decided to sanction Ben Simmons with a game suspension for “disruptive conduct”, so that he will not be able to play the first game of the season against the New Orleans Pelicans.