Ben Simmons is no longer teammates with Joel Embiid, according to reports, because he believes playing with the All-Star center isn’t “conducive to the way he needs to play.” ”
Embiid spoke to reporters about Simmons’ situation with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday afternoon. It’s safe to assume he disagrees with the former No. 1 pick’s current position.
Embiid said, “Our teams have always been built around his needs.” “It’s just a little surprising to see…” Even going back to why we signed Al, we got rid of Jimmy, which I still believe was a mistake, just to make sure he needed the ball in his hands, and that’s what they decided. It’s surprising, as I said. ”
Embiid then stated that he is concentrating on the players in Philadelphia for training camp. He does so because he understands how crucial the team’s success is to some of the players’ livelihoods.
“The situation is strange, disappointing, and borderline disrespectful to all the guys fighting for their lives out here.” Some players rely on the team’s success in order to stay in the league and earn money in some way. Because just because you’re on a winning team and contributed, you’ll always have a spot in the league. ”
Embiid’s response to the latest Simmons report this week has won him a lot of fans. The NBA community believes he is approaching this dramatic situation correctly. Will Guillory of The Athletic tweeted, “Shoutout to Embiid for being one of the few who keeps it 100.”
S/o to Embiid for being one of the few who keeps it 100 https://t.co/FBBmtzrOqD
— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) September 30, 2021
NBA fans believe the 76ers should cut ties with Simmons and trade him. Michael Lee of The Washington Post said, “The 76ers can’t let this situation linger much longer.” “Until Ben Simmons is traded, players will be asked about him, and comments like this will only make him more adamant about his standoff..” Dissension will arise as a result of the distraction until the inevitable divorce occurs. It’s time to move on. wpcc-script async src=” https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js ” charset=”utf-8″]
$00For the time being, Simmons appears content to sit on the bench for the start of the 2021-22 season.