Ben Simmons hit a three earlier in the season, and despite all the noise it brought from the crowd it felt like you could ALMOST hear his sign of relief.
While it brought with it a rousing reaction, as you may expect after going 0-17 to begin his career. While the mocking was relentless, it almost seemed to catch Wells Fargo Center off guard when he tossed up one from distance. The reaction was more of a slow realization.
That wasn’t the case on Saturday, however. Simmons found himself wide open behind the arc and drained it without hesitation. This time, Philly was ready. This time, Philly lost it completely.
You’d think he just hit a buzzer-beater to win the game with that kind of reaction.
(H/T NBC Sports Philadelphia)