Sane wrote:It's so sad that ESPN is so lazy that it decides to focus this much on one player who is going through mental struggles.
There are so many stories worth talking about even in this quiet part of the offseason. I'm not a fan of Simmons at all, but I'm a bit fed up with how much focus this is getting and there comes a time when you say the media is bullying someone in the pursuit of content.
Ben Simmons is the most unique player in NBA history, and arguably the most universally fascinating player in the NBA today.
ESPN know that most people are fascinated by him, so they feel obliged to write about him every chance they get.
People love talking about him and thinking about him.
And he's got more upside than anyone we've ever seen, because switching to right-hand may elevated him above LeBron, because he's already got the defense, passing, ball-handling and paint scoring easily covered.
And trading Simmons to another team could lead to him switching to the right-hand, because Redick suggested it and Simmons ignored the suggestion, but what if somebody more respectable makes the suggestion? Simmons could give it a shot, and that could completely alter the balance of power in the NBA.
K3nny Pow3rs wrote:Ben Simmons is the most unique player in NBA history....
Is this satire?
Any other All-Star PGs who go weeks without attempting a jump shot?
Plus he's 6-11 and has smoother handles than LeBron....
Has a guard or forward ever scored as much as Simmons while attempting so few jump shots?