If you haven’t heard the news, the Sixers
hilariously signed Ben Simmons to a 5-year, $170M extension. Obviously it’s a move that Philly believes locks their core four (Embiid, Harris, Simmons & Horford) in for the next few years, as it is now the time for the process to become the processed in the City of Brotherly Love.
However, it needs to be said, that $170M for a player who STINKS at shooting is out-fucking-rageous and Twitter, in all its glory, really had a day with it:
Me trying to calculate how much Ben Simmons is making per three-pointer pic.twitter.com/YslqdIqzt9
— Nathan Marzion 2.0 (@nathanmarzion) July 15, 2019
They really gave Ben Simmons 170 million?!?!?!😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Jh484aiVwm
— Jim Kanani (@JimKanani1) July 15, 2019
Ben Simmons- FOR THE WINNIG 3 !!! pic.twitter.com/IC7UD35JNs
— Will Davis (@DavisWill_85) July 15, 2019
Ben Simmons in the gym this summer pic.twitter.com/gUnlDMB82q
— AUDIENCE Sports (@AudienceSports) July 13, 2019
“Ben Simmons needs a jumper!” pic.twitter.com/F28ZyLmpcy
— COOKIES HOOPS (PROCEDURE TRUSTERS) 🍪🏀 (@CookiesHoops) July 10, 2019
How is Ben Simmons eligible for an extension when he won rookie of the year just 2 years ago??? pic.twitter.com/6Tho9g8cIj
— Dallas Nelson (@Daldo315Dallas) July 15, 2019
Ben Simmons got the Max pic.twitter.com/g47zlyeTSt
— M. (@E_coastOverdose) July 15, 2019
Breaking News: The #Philadephia76ers hate money.
New Ben Simmons deal pic.twitter.com/J6vY8wbvKQ
— BadgerSportsService (@BdgrSprtsServic) July 15, 2019
Ben Simmons taking a shot: pic.twitter.com/YVogsLiCP8
— random thoughts (@musings_n) July 15, 2019
I mean… Simmons is a nice player, but a max player is insane. Philly better hope this team can win and win in the next few years, or trusting the process this last decade has been a complete waste.