ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 18: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers sits during player introductions prior to game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on June 18, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Yes. I admit, this was indeed click bait. Because “enthused” was the word id use to describe Ben Simmons as he returned to Sixers practice. Ben Simmons appeared more like a 5 year old who gets dragged to go pick out new blinds. He looked downright miserable. Our own Devon Givens was in attendance as Simmons poutted.

Lets zoom in on Mr. Simmons….No way he isnt smiling right?

“ThE MeDiA Is PaInTiNg A NaRrAtIvE” says Joe Hoagiemouth who refuses to believe any of this and is doing his OWN research. In case you think this was just Simmons being caught at a bad time, one twitter user noticed that Simmons was so unengaged he was actually playing WITH HIS PHONE IN HIS POCKET

“But how else would he be kept up to speed on trade talks without his phone?” Good point Petey Pretzelmouth! The final blow to any Ben Simmons defending today came during the post practice huddle. When Ben Simmons didnt even put his hand in, and just walked off.

The Sixers will continue to whittle away at that course exterior! There’s always tomorrow!