(00:00-14:18) On today’s best of The Mike Missanelli Show, Mike reacts to the Sixers win over the Bulls that completed the season sweep. Once again they score 120+ with James Harden in the lineup. The topic turns to Ben Simmons and the news that he will be on the bench Thursday when the Nets are in town. It’s more than just sitting on the bench. News broke that the reason he is sitting on the bench is to use it against the Sixers and the fans in a grievance he is going to file. Ben and his camp want to use any negativity that Ben receives in his grievance to recoup lost money. Mike, Tyrone and Jen are disgusted.
(14:29-18:47) Jen introduces today’s Twitter poll. A new report states Simmons is only sitting on the bench Thursday to blame the fans for his quitting to get the $ back (his original excuse). What should Sixers fans do Thursday? Your choices are ‘Boo Him’, ‘Total Silence/Ignore Him’, ‘Applaud Him’, ‘Chant “Thanks for Harden”’. Mike and the crew briefly talk about Russell Wilson’s trade to Denver.
(18:57-25:16) Mike shares a story about a recent experience of a driver flipping him off. Tyrone and Jen share their thoughts.
(25:27-38:07) Phillies insider for NBC Sports Philadelphia, Jim Salisbury joins the show to talk about the ongoing baseball lockout. The owners and players are making progress. A full 162 game season is back on the table and is part of new discussions. There are still issues with the luxury tax. The gap is narrowing but not close enough as of now.