By Jerry Wein

The Sixers have reportedly fined Ben Simmons, their crybaby point guard, close to $2 million for missing practices and games.

However, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

The Sixers have stopped fining Ben Simmons.

This could even open the door for Simmons to recoup his previous fines. Was he mentally ready then to play? Is reporting required for someone who isn’t mentally ready to play? What if he wasn’t mentally ready to report? (It also wouldn’t be surprising if the current no-fine status quo were a settlement contingent on Simmons not appealing previous fines.)