Ben Simmons wanted to shed some light on the much-discussed rumor that he left the Nets’ team chat after his teammates asked him to play in Game 4 of the playoffs.
The story begins with his weakness Ben Simmons to hit the floor last season. Both as a member of Sixersas well as as a face of the new Big3 of Brooklyn Nets next to them Durant and Hardenwhen a mid-year trade was made.
The rumors were intense, but the answers had not been given. One of them wanted him Simmons to not wish to compete in Game 4 against Celtics shortly before Boston… wipe them out Nets in the first round of the playoffs.
American Media reported that the players of Nets they asked him Ben Simmons in the group chat of the team if he will play in the fourth crucial match of the series. The Australian guard never responded and left the chat, which infuriated him Kevin Durant.
A fact that he categorically denied Simmons shedding light on the case: “This is what I hate about the internet. People just want to make anything and they’ve gotten sidetracked… But no, I didn’t leave the group chat. … I actually texted Patti (Mills) about it and I was like, “Hey, I left a group chat?” I was so confused and he replied, “Bro, no one has said anything in the group chat for a month. There wasn’t even anyone to talk to in the group chat when we got to the playoffs.”
Check out the excerpt of Simmons’ response to the Nets’ chat at 45:44: