The most hated man in Philadelphia finally graced the Wells Fargo Center with his presence. It was the most sought-after event in town with even the cheap seats selling for $200. Despite a packed house of passionate Philly fans, the Sixers couldn’t get the job done against Brooklyn losing 129-100. Nevertheless it was a fun night out for Sixers fans as they welcomed back Ben Simmons to town in true Philly fashion.
Enjoy this video recap of Ben Simmons’ first trip back to Philly.
Heckled by fans before practice
Nothing worse than being called a ‘turkey’.
“Ben Simmons you stink!”
That one had to hurt.
Showered with boos
Fans arrived early just to give Simmons a proper greeting.
Ben Simmons dunks – fans go wild
The man who was too afraid to dunk in the playoffs shows he remembers how to dunk.
“Shoot it you coward!”
Simmons was more than happy to play ball boy instead of showing his range. Smart move.
“F*ck Ben Simmons”
Sixers fans came up with a simple and straightforward chant.
Simmons reacts to the chants
He gets on his feet after soaking it in only to be greeted by boos. Blake Griffin seems to be enjoying it all.
Simmons was all smiles after Kevin Durant crossed up Tobias Harris and drained the three to put the Nets up by 25.
“Filing a grievance Ben?”
This fan wanted to know the latest about the grievance situation but Kyrie wasn’t having any of it.
Simmons touches the ball – gets booed
Simmons graciously gave fans one last chance to boo him.
Disappointed fans leave in droves
The Sixers didn’t give them much reason to stick around. Hopefully they got their money’s worth thanks to Ben Simmons.
Because sitting down for 48 minutes can be strenuous.
Not a video but this tweet is too good to not be shared. Ben Simmons is synonymous with fourth quarter meltdowns so it was only fitting that the Sixers starters did the same.
Chorus of boos
Simmons exited the court to familiar jeers.
Kevin Durant claps back
“It was very quiet towards the end. We ain’t hearing any more Ben Simmons chants.”
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