Following confirmation from Adrian Wojnarowski that Ben Simmons does not plan to report to 76ers training camp, NBA Twitter lost its mind over Simmons officially quitting on the team
Philadelphia is paying Simmons $177 million over five years but he does not intend on playing for the team ever again.
Here are the best reactions from around the Twittersphere:
Whenever Ben Simmons comes back to Philly he’s gonna get booed so intensely the sound barrier will break, creating a sonic boom so that will fold the universe onto itself giving us a sweet release from this hellscape to which we’re damned
— rone’s gamblin corner (@_rone) September 21, 2021
Ben Simmons on zoom with Doc Rivers and the Sixers pic.twitter.com/Ozn1q4Qnkd
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) September 22, 2021
Rich Paul looking at Ben Simmons like: pic.twitter.com/QOeSuPdogx
— Esfandiar | Es (@JustEsBaraheni) September 21, 2021
Ben Simmons sank the 76ers' championship hopes by refusing to shoot & has now tanked his trade value by refusing to show up. He has some legit gripes about being thrown under the bus after his flop but Philly won't forgive him for running from accountability for his own failings.
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) September 21, 2021
Sixers front office : make two free throws in a row and we’ll trade you to any team rn . Miss any and you stay
Rich Paul and Ben Simmons : pic.twitter.com/dHWIUAQFp5
— Hoops™ (@HoopMixOnly) September 21, 2021
There’s never been a softer, more mentally weak athlete in Philadelphia sports history than Ben Simmons. Wasted years, stole money, never improved, shrunk in the playoffs and forced his way out with $147M left on his contract.
— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) September 21, 2021
#sixers: “Hey Ben, we gave you a huge extension, maybe you can develop offensively.”
Ben Simmons: pic.twitter.com/s2GigRz49q
— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) September 21, 2021
How GMs looking at Ben Simmons trade rn: pic.twitter.com/kR8kaFALsL
— satsue (@satsuee) September 21, 2021
Ben Simmons to the Sixers execs pic.twitter.com/iWMHZ1pWaO
— Daman Rangoola (@damanr) September 21, 2021
Do not trade Ben Simmons. Let him set out 4 full seasons of basketball and fine him to the fullest everyday he isn’t there.
— Will Rucker👑 (@Will_Rucker3_AD) September 21, 2021
This is utterly ridiculous on the part of Ben Simmons. Come on, Bro! pic.twitter.com/HXZOBaTarJ
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 21, 2021
Ben Simmons got outplayed by Kevin Huerter and Danilo Gallinari in game 7 and he’s acting like he’s James Harden.
— Ahmed/Ima lovable shitposter 🇸🇴 (@big_business_) September 21, 2021
76ers: "We need you to work on your shot and gaining the confidence to take some!"
Ben Simmons: pic.twitter.com/X2IZmqmqk8
— Kwame Brown (@KwameBurnerAcct) September 21, 2021
Ben Simmons: “I’m never coming back.”
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) September 21, 2021
All things considered, Ben Simmons might be the least cool pro athlete of my entire life
— Andrew Sharp (@andrewsharp) September 21, 2021