Sixers fans take aim at Ben Simmons after clip of him air-balling shot at Nets practice goes viral
Ben Simmons’ shooting woes have apparently followed him to Brooklyn, with Sixers fans having fun with a now viral-clip of him from last weekend.
The Nets held their famous ‘Practice within the Park’ at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday, and a clip emerged of Ben Simmons on Tuesday casually taking a midrange shot on the event.
It didn’t go well.
Ben Simmons appeared in good spirits on the Nets’ ‘Practice within the Park’ event on Sunday
Simmons, infamous for his aversion to taking shots outside of the restricted area, badly missed with the attempt, air-balling as his shot went far wide of the goal.
Despite the proven fact that the errant shot was not taken in a serious practice scenario – the event is more about fans getting a close-up have a look at players in a laid-back environment – it harkened back to the Australian’s time with the Sixers.
‘Now u know Sixers fans struggles. Have a good time with him,’ one person tweeted in regards to the miss.
Now u know sixers fans struggles. Have a good time with him
— AntMc6 (@Mc_Ant6) October 11, 2022
‘It was a pass,’ one other apparent Sixers fan joked in regards to the playmaker.
A tweet featuring the video has over 70,000 likes on the time of writing.
Simmons often infuriated Sixers fans together with his each his inability and unwillingness to take outside shots while in Philadelphia.
He made just five three-pointers across 4 seasons with the franchise, and shot a paltry 34.2 percent from the free throw line within the 2020-21 playoffs because the team was bounced within the Eastern Conference semifinals by the Hawks.
Simmons didn’t play last season as he worked through mental health and back issues, but is a full go now for a Nets team that may actually use his defense and passing ability.
Even without an efficient jump shot, Simmons has been named to 3 All-Star teams and two All-Defensive teams.
With arguably the most effective supporting forged of his profession around him in Brooklyn, a change of scenery might be just what his profession must get back on course.
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