By Tommy Matthews
It’s been 12 days since the Sixers finally dumped Ben Simmons for James Harden, and it will take seemingly forever before we have heard the last of the crybaby, overpaid and overrated alleged point guard.
And we’ll never really understand what was at the heart of Simmons’ desire to leave town and quit on the Sixers.
Humiliation. Embarrassment. Disloyalty. He lost his job, in the playoffs, twice.
That’s why Ben Simmons quit on the 76ers.
As he testified last week, Simmons left Philadelphia after years of perceived betrayal.
Over the past four years, with greater surety over the past week, several league sources have painted a picture of a paranoid, jealous, entitled young man: frustrated at his own shortcomings, angry that his limited style of play drew criticism, and so stubborn that his refusal to accept coaching led to debilitating anxieties entirely of his own making.