READ. THE. ROOM.
Ben Simmons is in a no win situation in terms of social media. Honestly, his best course of action would be to stay completely out of the public eye until he is either traded, or the season starts. Because after the playoff performance we saw, fans are frothing at the mouth to eviscerate anything he does. Whether it be hanging out at Wimbledon or enjoying his birthday, Sixers fans arent having it. And personally, I thought a lot of the outrage was dumb. But the latest social media “transgression” I cant defend because its so damn cringe worthy.
If you missed it, dont worry, because chances are youve seen it before. Ben Simmons d
ribble drive dunk coach shooting coach Chris Johnson headed to twitter to post something I think 99% of Sixers fans are sick and tired of seeing. Ben Simmons training in the offseason.
Ben Simmons dribbles past two guys who look like theyd struggle at a YMCA pickup game and slams it home. What makes this particular video cringe worthy is the caption Johnson added the following: How many point guards got this in the bag @BenSimmons25 Details – Making live reads playing off the screen , High crossover into a power dunk finish #jushoop
Again….READ. THE. ROOM.
I am all for Ben Simmons working in the gym, honing his craft. But just breaking this particular video down
THIS IS HIS “SHOOTING COACH”
HE IS DOCUMENTING HIM DRIVING AND DUNKING
THATS SOMETHING HE DOESNT NEED TO WORK ON!
Litterally the ONLY thing Sixers fans want to see is Ben Simmons shoot the ball consistently. Not in offseason videos, not in the preseason against the Guangzhou Loong Lions. We want it in games that count. But considering weve seen videos like the one above MANY times, were sick of it. Yet Chris Johnson decided to post it and thought “this is a good idea! People want to see this.
As you can imagine the reactions to the video werent kind.
Bro passed out of a wide open layup in the playoffs. We literally don't care about his highlight packages anymore.— Alex (@Alex_Gelsomino) August 16, 2021
The fact that you have him working on this and not free throws all day every day should embarrass you. We all know he’s an incredible athlete. What he can’t do is shoot a free throw and it’s what he needs to do to realize his potential. Do your job and get him ready.— Trade Tobias Harris For a Smelly Sack of Garbage (@Joel4MVP) August 16, 2021
Lmaooooo Chris in the NBA both of those defenders just hang back in the paint because he won’t shoot... it’s basketball 101.— Run It Back Philly (@iAmDjEastwood) August 16, 2021
I can't wait to see Ben make a live read off the screen, then do a dope crossover, to then pass the ball and avoid the dunk. Oh wait, that already happened in game 7.— Nick Romeo (@nicholas__romeo) August 16, 2021
Give it a rest Chris. No ones here for your little hype videos anymore.