76ers fans greeted Ben Simmons with boos and trash talk as he took the court before Thursday’s game … marking his first return to Philadelphia since his trade to the Brooklyn Nets.
Remember, the 25-year-old guard made it clear he wanted out of Philly … and was willing to lose out on millions of dollars as he refused to suit up for the Sixers this season.
Ben Simmons has taken the floor in Philly. pic.twitter.com/UCMJqkqifH
— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) March 10, 2022
Simmons finally got what he wanted last month … after the Sixers traded BS, Seth Curry and Andre Drummond to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for James Harden.
Simmons returned to Wells Fargo Center — this time as a visitor — in black and white gear for Thursday’s matchup against the Sixers … and despite being out with an injury, the fans let him hear it during pre-game shootaround.
Damn Ben was just trying to get his pistachio latte in peace 😂 pic.twitter.com/ri4MTQxSx1
— JD (@j2110_) March 10, 2022
In fact, the 3-time All-Star was heckled way before getting to the arena — he was surrounded by an angry crowd while getting onto the team bus … with one fan saying, “Ben Simmons, you stink!”
Fans were also booing Simmons outside the Four Season in downtown Philadelphia … with one fan actually thanking him for the Nets trade.
“Thanks for James, man” one fan yelled.
Welcome back to Philly, Simmons.