By Jerry Wein

Sixers Ben Simmons has become the laughingstock of the NBA and all of sports.

He’s got a $30 million-a-year contract, and he refuses to engage with the team in practice because he wants out of Philly.

The Sixers open tonight in New Orleans, and coach Doc Rivers threw Simmons out of yesterday’s practice and suspended him for tonight.

Charles Barkley and the TNT “Inside the NBA” weren’t laughing.

Click to watch.