Ben Simmons Football: Nets Star Catches Stray from Former NBA Champ Ruthlessly Dissing Bears QB Justin Fields
NBA star Ben Simmons was dissed by Nick Young for his poor performance, comparing him to the struggling quarterback Justin Fields.
Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons recently found himself in the crosshairs of former NBA champion Nick Young, who took a shot at Simmons while dissing his beloved Chicago Bears and their quarterback Justin Fields. Young, a die-hard Bears fan, took to social media to express his frustration with the team's performance, comparing Fields to Simmons in a scathing critique.
The former LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors guard lamented the lackluster season the Bears were having, calling them boring to watch and singling out Fields for "playing dead" like Simmons. While some Bears fans criticized Young for his comments, others defended the comparison, suggesting that it implied Fields was not truly injured, drawing parallels to Simmons' history of controversial injuries and absence from games.
Despite the controversy, Simmons has been performing well for the Brooklyn Nets this season, with impressive averages of 6.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 6.7 assists, along with a 52.8% shooting percentage. However, he recently missed a game against the Boston Celtics, prompting Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla to praise Simmons for his on-court abilities and playmaking skills.
Following a series of back surgeries and a challenging 2021 season, Simmons appears to be on the path to redemption, with Mazzulla noting his return to form and ability to generate offense for his teammates. As Simmons continues to navigate his career with the Nets, his resilience and determination to overcome past setbacks are evident, offering hope for a brighter future on the court.