More than six months have passed since Ben Simmons joined the Nets on a trade from the 76ers.
While Simmons found his new home in Brooklyn, he did not play during the 2021-22 NBA season, opting to focus on his mental health and his back problems. With the 2022-23 season on the horizon, Simmons joined former NBA star JJ Redick on The Old Man and Three podcast to weigh in on his experience of playing in Philadelphia and how the city can be tough place to play.
“People in Philly want to have something to say f—— anything man … literally everything,” Simmons told Redick on if his non-shooting was a factor during his time with the franchise. “Post a picture of a f—— car, dog, I got reporters saying you should be in a f—— gym.”