NEWYou can now concentrate to Fox News articles!
It was once one of the crucial extra stunning moments in NBA postseason historical past and the overall straw in Ben Simmons’ time as a Philadelphia 76er.
Simmons, now a member of the Brooklyn Nets, struggled all collection against the Atlanta Hawks all the way through the 2021 Eastern Conference semifinals.
In the seven-game collection, Simmons, the place to begin guard, scored simply 19 issues in the overall 3 video games whilst making an attempt simply 3 photographs general all the way through the fourth quarter of the collection.
But it was once the Game 7 determination to pass up a wide-open dunk that doomed Simmons.
CELTICS’ IME UDOKA ALLEGEDLY HAD RELATIONSHIP WITH FEMALE STAFF MEMBER, FACES SEASON-LONG SUSPENSION: REPORT
With simply over 3:30 left in the fourth quarter of Game 7 with Atlanta up 88-86, Simmons spun at the baseline against Danilo Gallinari, discovering himself all by myself underneath the basket. Instead of both laying the ball in or dunking it to tie the sport, Simmons inexplicably handed to Matisse Thybulle, who was once fouled and wound up making simply considered one of two unfastened throws.
Philadelphia misplaced Game 7, and Sixers celebrity Joel Embiid referenced the instant after the sport because the collection’ turning level.
KYRIE IRVING BASHES ERIC ADAMS AFTER LATEST NYC VACCINE MANDATE CHANGE: ‘BIGGEST VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS’
Simmons wound up sitting out all of the 2021-2022 NBA season, underwent again surgical treatment all the way through the offseason and is now getting ready for Brooklyn’s 2022-2023 coaching camp.
On Thursday, Simmons joined former NBA participant and present ESPN analyst JJ Redick’s podcast and mentioned the pass that successfully ended his time in Philadelphia.
“The 100-point basket,” Simmons joked when requested to provide an explanation for his determination to pass at the “Old Man and the Three” podcast. “In the moment, I just spun, and I’m assuming Trae [Young] is going to come over quicker. So, I’m thinking he’s going to come full-blown, and I see Matisse going … ‘You know, Matisse is athletic, can get up.’ So, I’m thinking, ‘OK, quick pass.’ He’s going to flush it, not knowing how much space there was.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM
“It came about so fast that you simply make a learn. And, in the playoffs, you want to make the precise selections the vast majority of the time.”
Redick, who was once a teammate of Simmons all the way through the 2017 and 2018 seasons, issues out that it might had been tricky for Simmons to understand that it was once the a lot smaller Young coming over to shield prior to telling Simmons that the play seems to be unhealthy when bogged down.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
“Yeah. F—, it looks terrible,” Simmons agreed. “When I look at it now, I’m like, ‘Man, I should have just punched that s—.’ But it didn’t happen, and I was OK with that.”
Simmons requested for a business from Philadelphia previous to the beginning of the 2021-2022 season, in the end getting his want in February as a part of a blockbuster deal that despatched 10-time All-Star James Harden to the Sixers.
Brooklyn’s coaching camp starts Tuesday, Sept. 27.