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The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1921 » by eyeatoma » Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:38 pm

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1922 » by eyeatoma » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:40 pm

Ben out again for tomorrow's game. Pompey confirmed it's the flu.

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1923 » by Zumramania » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:08 pm

How is it possible that he contracted the flu with all the covid protocols and stuff?

"There have been fewer influenza cases in the United States this flu season than in any on record. About 2,000 cases have been recorded since late September, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In recent years, the average number of cases over the same period was about 206,000.
As measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus were implemented around the country in March 2020, influenza quickly disappeared, and it still has not returned. The latest flu season, which normally would have run until next month, essentially never happened."
https://news.yahoo.com/flu-vanished-during-covid-return-184431295.html

This is from an article written a few days ago. I mean, wtf?? He appears to be one of the rare people in the US who got the flu and this probably ruins our first seed...I guess with our bizarre disease luck we can be happy it's not the Spanish flu...
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1924 » by kuclas » Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:38 pm

Okc is tanking. So don’t need full squad.

But hawks alwsys give Sixers problems recently with their pick and roll. So hopefully Ben is back by than. Not sure how long trae young is out with the ankle. With kD back. Nets may not give up 1st place.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1925 » by kio80 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:13 pm

Wtf is wrong with Ben, missing 5 straight with a flu that is non COVID? Sounds fishy to me


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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1926 » by snoopdogg88 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:13 pm

This Ben thing is the shadiest thing I’ve ever seen.

Literally no one in the history of the NBA has needed to miss 5+ games with a normal “illness”
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1927 » by XtremeDunkz » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:08 am

snoopdogg88 wrote:This Ben thing is the shadiest thing I’ve ever seen.

Literally no one in the history of the NBA has needed to miss 5+ games with a normal “illness”
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1928 » by eyeatoma » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:20 am

Don't want to speculate. But if you're healthy enough to get your own groceries, I really do doubt whether you're actually sick... He's out with someone as well. Starting to think more and more, this has to do with the stuff about his sister.

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1929 » by kio80 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:20 am

Even Kyrie doesn’t do that and he’s actually a star


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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1930 » by stormi » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:39 am

Tin foil hats itt
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1931 » by eyeatoma » Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:46 am

Yeah but can you blame us? What kind of illness is going to keep you out for two weeks? Mono? The Flu? Tuberculosis? A parasite?

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1932 » by kuclas » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:15 pm

eyeatoma wrote:Yeah but can you blame us? What kind of illness is going to keep you out for two weeks? Mono? The Flu? Tuberculosis? A parasite?

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Mono can keep you out. Fatigue. Swollen lymph nodes.

Let’s just hope he’s back soon.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1933 » by Sixerscan » Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:58 pm

This is a classic example of how bad Pompey is. Here is what Doc said:

Rivers mentioned on Wednesday that Simmons had the flu when asked if Simmons would fly with the team to its two games against the Bucks. On Saturday, the coach was asked specifically if Simmons has the flu.

“I don’t know what it is,” Rivers said. “I’m assuming it’s the flu. Yeah, we’ve done other blood work, and that’s what it is. But it’s knocked it out, and it is what it is.”


How do you take this quote and continue to run with it being the flu? He's clearly just saying stuff. You are a beat writer for a major newspaper, use your brain and don't just mindlessly repeat what you hear. All of the other beat writers are just saying "illness" because that's what the official injury report says.

Could be the flu, could be mono or some other illness, could some personal thing. If it's the latter I doubt you're ever getting anything out of Simmons about it.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1934 » by eyeatoma » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:36 pm

https://www.awesemo.com/sideaction/ben-simmons-spotted-with-rumored-girlfriend-maya-jama-while-out-with-mystery-illness/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

The pictures on the bottom of this with him enjoying wine makes me think the illness is bs and it's the Liv Simmons thing. No way you're consuming alcohol if you have a crazy flu.

It's fine if he needed the time off to deal with that. Just don't tell me it's an illness. In this day and age of social media it's really easy to suss this stuff out.

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1935 » by eyeatoma » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:56 pm

Looks like he's playing now lol. Guess too many people were figuring things out on social media. Shame the team couldn't do a better job on communicating this.

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1936 » by kuclas » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:46 pm

If Ben needed time off. That’s fine. Personal reasons whatever.

I don’t know if we would have won the bucks games on back to back nights with him. But obviously Suns and warriors games were winnable.

But other teams have had injuries as well. Just the way the season has gone. Too bad it cost us first seed. And we hanging on for second see.

I don’t know if sixers able to reclaim 1 seed. They would need to go 9-3 at minimum. Maybe 10-2. If KD is healthy for nets.
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1937 » by Stanford » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:04 am

Maya Jama > Ben's previous
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1938 » by Tomjas » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:09 am

Stanford wrote:Maya Jama > Ben's previous


And they claim that his game hasn’t improved smdh
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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1939 » by sodmoraes » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:28 pm

This new girl looks a little bit like him, with long hair

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Re: The Ben Simmons Megathread - Part IV 

Post#1940 » by rzzzzz » Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:21 pm

Tomjas wrote:
Stanford wrote:Maya Jama > Ben's previous


And they claim that his game hasn’t improved smdh


Someone who can actually handle serious discussion on the BBC? Of course his ex’s ex-father is running for Gov of California, but that whole Kardashian fascination is kind of vapid and a waste.

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