NBA star Ben Simmons trolls his ex-Philadelphia 76ers teammates as they lose finals


Aussie NBA star Ben Simmons trolls his old Philadelphia 76ers teammates in savage fashion as they lose finals series to Boston – but fans are left puzzled by small detail in his post

  • Boston smashed the 76ers in semi-final series decider 
  • Former teammate Simmons savaged them on Instagram
  • Fans were divided with some fixated on his weird TV placement 

It might have been over a year since NBA star Ben Simmons was traded by Philadelphia but there are no signs of forgiving or forgetting from the Aussie star, who has trolled his former team for the second year running.

The former No.1 draft pick was shown the door by the 76ers because they didn’t believe he could lead them to a championship and wanted more firepower to assist Joel Embiid.

So Simmons was traded to the Brooklyn Nets and the 76ers would land former Brooklyn star James Harden to form a roster they believed could reach the NBA Finals at the very least.

However, the Boston Celtics smashed Philadelphia in the deciding game of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at TD Garden on Sunday with forward Jayson Tatum dumping a game seven record 51 points on the hapless Sixers.

And didn’t Simmons love it.

Simmons' post on Instagram was divisive. Some thought it was savage trolling, others thought it was petty - and some could not get over the weird television placement

Simmons’ post on Instagram was divisive. Some thought it was savage trolling, others thought it was petty – and some could not get over the weird television placement

Last year Simmons also trolled his former teammates when they crashed out of the playoffs

Last year Simmons also trolled his former teammates when they crashed out of the playoffs

He posted an image of a television showing the blowout with a nice glass of red wine sitting perched on the coffee table.

Fans blew up at the the injured Aussie star’s post, calling it ‘cold’, ‘savage’ and ‘petty’.

Many felt it was payback for the way the 76ers treated their former star in the messy divorce.

‘Ben Simmons the greatest troll of time. Remember when Philadelphia blamed him? LMAO,’ one fan posted with a host of laughing emojis for good measure.

‘We should’ve kept Ben Simmons and traded Embiid,’ added another.  

Bizarrely, some people side-stepped the trolling completely to complain about the off-centre placement of Simmons’ television.

‘I’m bothered by Ben Simmons TV placement on this wall,’ one fan posted.

‘This living room set up and the off center tv is as upsetting as every Ben Simmons jumper,’ added another. 

It is safe to say that former Philly teammates Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons (pictured) probably don't send each other Christmas cards anymore

It is safe to say that former Philly teammates Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons (pictured) probably don’t send each other Christmas cards anymore

Philadelphia has turned over their roster several times trying to find the solution but are still chasing that elusive NBA championship

Philadelphia has turned over their roster several times trying to find the solution but are still chasing that elusive NBA championship

James Harden (second from left) and Embiid (right) were not the dynamic duo that Sixers fans had hoped would lead them to the promised land

James Harden (second from left) and Embiid (right) were not the dynamic duo that Sixers fans had hoped would lead them to the promised land

It is also the second year in a row that Simmons has trolled his former teammates.

A fan shared an image from last year of Simmons looking smug in front of the television as the Sixers bowed out of the playoffs.

‘Never forget when Ben Simmons watched the [Miami] Heat eliminate the Sixers last year,’ they posted.

The repeated trolling doesn’t sit well with some NBA fans. 

‘Ben Simmons is one bad season away from retirement. Not sure who tf he thinks he is,’ posted one fan.

‘Ben Simmons Instagram story just made me punch a hole in my wall I can’t take this,’ another quite angry fan posted.

‘Also how did Ben Simmons have the last laugh because he posted him watching the game on Instagram? Wtf y’all be talking about? Lol. He’s a bum that robbed two organizations out of a lot of money. He’s a cornball,’ another fumed from behind the comfort of an anonymous profile.

Another Aussie was pretty happy with the result as well.

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios is also a Boston supporter and shared a post showing that Tatum had become the first NBA player in history to record 51 points without a turnover in a playoffs game.

‘MVP,’ Kyrgios posted.



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