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Simmons unhappy with Sixers' fans for booing in loss to Nets

Dave Uram
April 13, 2019 - 6:32 pm

Sixers fans hoped Ben Simmons’ postseason play would approve after a rough series against the Celtics last season. Except, Game 1’s 111-102 loss to the Nets was a nightmare re-visited. 

As a result of Simmons poor game, fans loudly booed him multiple times during the game, whether it was on missed free throws or bad mistakes. 

Simmons wasn’t fond of the fans frustrations.

“If you’re going to boo then stay on that side,” Simmons told reporters in the locker room postgame. “That’s how I feel. If you’re a Sixers fan and your’e going to boo, stay on that side.”

Here is video of Simmons' comments:


Simmons scored only nine points on four-of-nine from the floor and a dismal one-of-five from the foul line, to go along with seven rounds and only three assists. He was a dismal minus-21. 

The stats don’t tell the whole story though. Simmons wasn’t assertive on offense and made poor decisions with the ball. In other words, stuff that doesn’t pop up in the box score. 

It’s never a smart idea to criticize Philadelphia sports fans, especially ones that packed Wells Fargo Center all season long. Their frustrations are warranted because Game 1 was rather brutal.