Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup

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Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:47 pm

Ben Simmons is "doubtful" to play for Australia in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, his agent Rich Paul told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.


Simmons implied that he would play in the tournament earlier in May.


The Australian team will still feature Joe InglesAndrew BogutPatty Mills, and Aron Baynes. 


Australia are in Group H with Canada, Senegal, and Lithuania. 

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#2 » by radeonboy » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:52 pm

Play for your country. That's not a bad lineup as well.
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#3 » by Showdown » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:02 am

Lets take a moment to laugh at his obnoxious fans from Australia who followed him because he is from their country altough they don't like basketball to find out that he won't play for their country hahahaha. #SayNoToTribalism
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#4 » by Aussienet3 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:49 am

Showdown wrote:Lets take a moment to laugh at his obnoxious fans from Australia who followed him because he is from their country altough they don't like basketball to find out that he won't play for their country hahahaha. #SayNoToTribalism


Let's take a moment to laugh at your arrogance..... Ben Simmons and all the Aussies who play in the NBA are followed and supported by his fellow country men and woman. If you bothered to do even 5 minutes of research you would find that 2 potential first round draft picks have chosen to bypass your rigged, elitist and money grabbing NCAA system and play in our national league. Agreed not all of population love basketball but it is growing. Remember we only have a population of 26 million people. Thats less than the state of California yet we produce amazing athletes across a whole range of sports. Not that you would know with your immature comments.
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#5 » by Simmons25 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:24 am

Showdown wrote:Lets take a moment to laugh at his obnoxious fans from Australia who followed him because he is from their country altough they don't like basketball to find out that he won't play for their country hahahaha. #SayNoToTribalism


"Don't like basketball" :lol: :lol: :lol: Basketball is one of the highest participant sports in Australia. Nice fail there.
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#6 » by freestyler34 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:31 am

He knows his play wont translate in FIBA and he will be a laughing stock
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#7 » by IWishIWasHarden » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:57 am

How sad. He always said he would play for his country. Now he is just another Andrew Bogut. All about he money.
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#8 » by LeMasta » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:05 am

I want Canada to qualify for 2020 so bad. Look at all those Canadian NBA players man. It would be such a waste for them to not play in the olympics
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#9 » by PhilippineBulls » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 am

With this news.. the australian MBT's 3pt % just went up from 28% to 52%
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#10 » by ItsDanger » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:39 am

Ben working on his shot. LMAO
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#11 » by Aussienet3 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:03 am

Simmons25 wrote:
Showdown wrote:Lets take a moment to laugh at his obnoxious fans from Australia who followed him because he is from their country altough they don't like basketball to find out that he won't play for their country hahahaha. #SayNoToTribalism


"Don't like basketball" :lol: :lol: :lol: Basketball is one of the highest participant sports in Australia. Nice fail there.



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Re: Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#12 » by Pachinko_ » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:08 am

Cmon man, what's the big deal? it's like 8 games to win it all you lazy bum.
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#13 » by Simmons25 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 am

PhilippineBulls wrote:With this news.. the australian MBT's 3pt % just went up from 28% to 52%


How do you think the Philippines will do...... oh wait. :lol:
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Re: Ben Simmons 'Doubtful' To Play For Australia in FIBA World Cup 

Post#14 » by 23artest23 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:31 pm

Showdown wrote:Lets take a moment to laugh at his obnoxious fans from Australia who followed him because he is from their country altough they don't like basketball to find out that he won't play for their country hahahaha. #SayNoToTribalism


That was a really, really poor attempt at being funny.
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