By Peter Gleason
The Sixers relationship with crybaby holdout Ben Simmons is entering its final days.
Thank the lord!
I mean, really, how much more garbage can we consume about an overpaid, overrated player who won’t even look at the basket and is throwing a temper tantrum by not showing up for Sixers training camp in Camden?
Yes, we get it that he wants to be gone from Philly in a trade.
But the fans want him to go even more.
Now, according to the Inky’s Keith Pompey, Simmons and the Sixers were never a match made in heaven:
From the start, the Sixers and Simmons never felt like a perfect fit.
Despite being a first-overall pick, this team was never really his squad. Some sources close to Simmons thought that became more apparent after the team hired Daryl Morey as president of basketball operations in November.
“This entire situation is not about Ben Simmons and the fans of Philly,” a source said. “It’s not about Ben Simmons being able to overcome the loss to the Hawks. It’s not any of that, and they know that. What is this? This is the relationship running its course. …. It’s never been smooth at all.”
“But that doesn’t negate that the relationship is done,” another source said. “This is just a life thing. Sometimes in life, relationships come to a head. That’s what this is. It just happened to be in sports. In the event that Ben does show up here, it’s not going to be in uniform. Just get rid of this guy, please.”