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Ben Simmons has finally opened up to the Philadelphia 76ers on his much-publicised push to leave the franchise, declaring he doesn’t feel ‘mentally ready’ to play in a five-minute address to the team.
Get ready to debate, basketball fans.
Golden State superstar Steph Curry exploded in a perfect first quarter, scoring nine-straight shots to notch 25 points as the Warriors left the LA Clippers shell-shocked.
The Ben Simmons saga took another dramatic twist today with the 76ers reportedly “livid” with the All-Star point guard, believing he is faking injury and mental illness to avoid playing.
Sick of the Ben Simmons saga?
The Ben Simmons saga has become so bad that other sports are getting dragged into the fray. Now the Australian has received a brutal reality check from one of Philadelphia’s most beloved NFL stars on earning the respect of Philly fans.
China has wiped the Celtics from its TV service without explanation following a damning tweet from Boston player Enes Kanter.
Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Tim Duncan, Reggie Miller.
Ben Simmons’ actions are speaking for themselves and his latest move shows he wants to get out of Philadelphia as soon as possible.
NBA player Enes Kanter on Wednesday slammed Chinese President Xi Jinping as a “brutal dictator” and declared that “Tibet belongs to the Tibetan people”, risking reigniting tensions between Beijing and the US basketball league.
After an impressive pre-season that earnt him rave reviews across America, Aussie star Josh Giddey broke records in his NBA debut for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their 107-86 loss to the Utah Jazz and fellow Australian Joe Ingles at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
Rival General Managers of other NBA franchises have had their say on the Ben Simmons situation, after his refusal to participate in a practice drill saw him kicked out of Philadelphia training and suspended for the Sixers’ season opener.
Simmons trolled as Embiid enters ‘to hell with Ben mode’; Knicks stun in ‘all-time classic’: NBA wrap
Ben Simmons wasn’t on the court - or sitting in the stands - but it didn’t mean the Australian wasn’t the talk of the town.
Ben Simmons wasn’t on the court but that didn’t mean he wasn’t the centre of attention for New Orleans fans on Thursday.
Boomers coach Brian Goorjian has lamented the “horrible” Ben Simmons predicament, as the Australian star’s relationship with the Philadelphia 76ers deteriorates beyond the point of no return.
There was a moment last season when we very nearly went down a path that never would have resulted in Ben Simmons’ ugly stand-off with the 76ers.
Maybe it was always going to end like this.
Ben Simmons had barely uttered a single word since returning to Philadelphia but on Wednesday morning he offered one.
Boomers great and NBA champion Andrew Bogut says there are no winners from the Ben Simmons standoff with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The arrival of Russell Westbrook at the Los Angeles Lakers has fallen flat.
If Australia is to take out their maiden T20 World Cup, they might have to credit Indian captain Virat Kohli for leading them to the summit.
With Kyrie Irving sidelined, the big question hanging over the Brooklyn Nets was who would fill the void?
NBA legend Charles Barkley refused to hold back on Kyrie Irving during halftime of the Nets’ season opener, where they travelled to Milwaukee without their star point guard.
Unsettled Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons was hit with a one-game suspension by the team on Wednesday, ruling him out of the club’s season opener against New Orleans.
Australia woke on Wednesday morning to news that the nation’s highest profile player was kicked out of 76ers training after refusing to participate in a drill.
If it wasn’t over between Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers before, it certainly is now.
The NBA season is officially around the corner.
Lakers abandon identity in $123m Russ risk; unforgivable call in quiet Curry betrayal: West Report Card
The NBA season is around the corner.
The return to an 82-game schedule and full arenas across the NBA should make for an exciting season, featuring big names in new places and perhaps a few unexpected teams making a move toward the top.
Boomers star Aron Baynes’ 2021/22 NBA season is over before it began, with a neck injury sustained during the Tokyo Olympics continuing to plague him.
At 19 years old Josh Giddey is the second-youngest player in the NBA but you wouldn’t know it by the way he has played in the pre-season.
So, Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia, and back training with his Sixers teammates.
As it stands Kyrie Irving is refusing to get vaccinated and facing a brutal truth.
Ben Simmons is officially back — but for how long?
Dante Exum’s NBA future is up in the air again after the Australian Boomer was waived by the Houston Rockets on Sunday morning.
The Philadelphia Sixers organised an urgent meeting with Ben Simmons to try and convince him to change his mind on leaving, according to reports.
Ben Simmons will sit out Philadelphia’s final preseason game against the Detroit Pistons today, meaning it is still uncertain when – or if – he will suit up for the Sixers again.
The NBA is losing its mind over another Australian “baller”, but at long last the subject isn’t Ben Simmons.
There is a vast and expensive gulf that separates what a player could be and what a player is.
The 2021-22 NBA season is nearly here with final pre-season games tipping off this weekend before the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets tip off next Wednesday.
Ben Simmons is expected to be available to play for the Sixers in their final pre-season game on Saturday (AEDT) — but his team has no idea.
A Nike executive and former president of NBA franchise Portland Trail Blazers has admitted killing a teenager more than 50 years ago — a secret he kept from powerful friends like Michael Jordan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving says he’s “doing what’s best for me” in declining a Covid-19 vaccine, a move that will see him sidelined from NBA play.
Aussie basketball star Josh Giddey has tasted victory in the NBA for the first time, winning over more American fans by helping the Oklahoma City Thunder to topple the Denver Nuggets on Thursday (AEDT).
The Charlotte Hornets have broken records for suffering the biggest defeat ever seen in the NBA.
As millions of dollars got thrown around in free agency, we started to get a clear indication of the front offices that have a plan and the front offices that just have money.
‘It’s in your f—ing contract’: Inside Ben’s standoff as trade timeline emerges with 10 teams waiting
Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia.
Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get vaccinated is set to cost him.
Ben Simmons is back in Philadelphia, dragging his heels as he begrudgingly ends his standoff with the Sixers after repeated fines proved too costly for him. He still wants a trade, but he will need to find another way to push it through now.
Ben Simmons’ return to Philadelphia has been welcomed by his teammates, after the Aussie gave up on his ongoing refusal to play for the team in order to force through a trade.
Brooklyn has told Kyrie Irving he can’t be a part-time Net.
Ben Simmons is back and the Philadelphia 76ers have won the standoff - for now.
Ben Simmons has returned to Philadelphia and just like that, his bitter standoff with the Sixers is over. Right?
Over 95 per cent of NBA players are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 yet just one name is dominating the headlines at the moment - and for all the wrong reasons.
The Nets have are finally coming to terms with the very real likelihood Kyrie Irving is going to miss a number of regular-season home games as a vaccine holdout. And as the Oct. 24 home opener draws closer by the day, they admit they have no clue how many.
The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly named their price for Ben Simmons after the Portland Trail Blazers took a seat at the trade table in an effort to bring the Aussie to Oregon.
While some in the NBA world are choosing to take aim at Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers super-fan and Hollywood star Kevin Hart, is doing the opposite.
Over the past decade, the NBA has been trending towards an era of player empowerment, where the league’s greatest stars get a bigger say.
More than a dozen NBA veterans — including former Coney Island high school star and ex-Los Angeles Clipper Sebastian Telfair — have been charged with ripping off millions from the league’s health plan by submitting bogus invoices with glaring typos and discrepancies, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
The Indiana Pacers are reportedly in talks with the 76ers to snatch Ben Simmons out of Philadelphia.
The Minnesota Timberwolves remain “bullish” in its chances of landing Ben Simmons and have an intriguing plan to convince the Philadelphia 76ers to strike a deal.
All-Star Kyrie Irving’s future in Brooklyn is up in the air as the team remains unclear on whether he ultimately intends to get vaccinated or not before the start of the season.
Ben Simmons is reportedly reconsidering his stance in Philadelphia as money begins to talk and the financial impact of his refusal to play or practice begins to hit home.
Ben Simmons is moving out and there’s nothing anyone in Philadelphia can do about it.
Ben Simmons’ time in Philadelphia is up, that has been obvious for quite a long time now.
It was a moment 20 years in the making for Philadelphia 76ers fans.
‘Inject this into my veins’: Aussie NBA rookie’s ‘deadly’ debut is ‘everything we could’ve hoped for’
An Australian point guard with impressive length and playmaking skills balled out in the NBA pre-season on Tuesday.
Australian rookie Josh Giddey has been described as a “wizard with the basketball” after excelling in his NBA pre-season debut for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Ben Simmons is copping it from absolutely everywhere.
The Philadelphia 76ers’ preseason will begin on Tuesday against the Toronto Raptors and Ben Simmons will not be there.
NBA star Enes Kanter “couldn’t believe it” when LeBron James said he wouldn’t advocate for the Covid-19 vaccine despite being fully vaccinated.
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers are hurtling towards an ugly divorce.
LeBron James wasn’t an exception to experiencing the spent side effects of the 2020 NBA Bubble — where he collected his fourth championship ring with the Lakers.
If things aren’t at breaking point yet in Philadelphia, they’re getting mighty close.
When the Philadelphia 76ers reported for media day and the official start of their NBA pre-season Ben Simmons was, as expected, not in attendance.
Both Doc Rivers and Daryl Morey spent the opening stages of media day to express hope that Ben Simmons will return to Philadelphia.
Expectations couldn’t be higher for the Nets, who are the favourites to win the 2021-22 NBA title, according to BetMGM. But as of now one of their best players, Kyrie Irving, may have to miss home games if he’s not vaccinated because of local mandates.
Jonathan Isaac has gone viral for his response to questions about vaccination after the NBA star revealed he did not want to get the jab.
No pay, no play for Kyrie Irving. At least according to the NBA.
Think the Ben Simmons saga could be drawing to a close soon?
At Philadelphia’s media day on Tuesday, Joel Embiid insisted he wants Ben Simmons back.
Sport is full of what-ifs.
The NBA’s media day has come and gone and Ben Simmons has done neither as he held firm on his threat to not show up to Philadelphia’s training camp, which officially starts tomorrow, after being so far denied his demand for a trade.
On Tuesday, all eyes were on the Sixers for their pre-season media day.
Philadelphia head coach Doc Rivers has snapped during the 76ers media day as Ben Simmons questions inevitably arrived.
Joel Embiid spent a large part of his media day appearance with the 76ers talking about one thing and one thing only: Ben Simmons.
Former late night host David Letterman crashed the Nets’ media day – and Kevin Durant was his target.
Irving set to be banned from Nets home games, ‘liking’ bizarre posts from vaccine ‘conspiracy theorists’
There’s a possibility the Nets will take the court for their first home preseason game on Oct. 8 without star guard Kyrie Irving — and maybe every game in Brooklyn this season.
Ben Simmons has sensationally turned away his Philadelphia teammates from travelling to Los Angeles to convince him to commit to the 2021-22 season as he continues to dig in his heels over his trade demand.
The NBA denied a request from Andrew Wiggins for religious exemption from the Covid-19 vaccine, meaning the Golden State Warriors swingman will be unable to play home games for the club.
It seems as though the Ben Simmons situation is beginning to take its toll on those within the Philadelphia 76ers organisation.
Rumours are continuing to swirl about Ben Simmons as his messy divorce from the 76ers steps towards a dramatic finish.
Ben Simmons could have been a Brooklyn Net ahead of the upcoming season, had Kevin Durant not stepped in to block any conversation of trading Kyrie Irving, according to Stephen A Smith.
Doc Rivers broke his silence on the Ben Simmons situation for the first time since the Aussie reportedly told the Philadelphia 76ers he intends to never play for them again.
Other teams are getting dragged into Ben Simmons’ break-up with Philadelphia as Golden State and Minnesota both make headlines over the NBA star’s request to leave.
If you believe the rumours and reports, Ben Simmons wants to be traded to an NBA team in California.
Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers are done - and the Aussie is absolutely copping it.
In June earlier this year, Ben Simmons declared: “I love being in Philly. I love this organisation”.
The Ben Simmons trade saga has taken another turn after reports emerged that the Houston Rockets are “seriously interested” in acquiring the Australian before the start of training camp.
When LeBron James called Carmelo Anthony about joining the Los Angeles Lakers, he wasn’t expecting it.