Ben Simmons Talks About Criticism from 76ers fans, Media

Ben Simmons

Brooklyn Nets superstar guard Ben Simmons is hoping to make his impact felt this season, which would mark the first time Simmons would have taken the court since the Nets traded for him ahead of last season’s trade deadline.

Simmons’ tenure with the Sixers started off great, but ended quite bitterly, and now Simmons is discussing the end of his tenure with the organization and how the criticism from both fans and the media impacted him.

“I didn’t really realize that early on in my career because this started building up and I’m like, ‘They’re saying I can’t. Should I not? I’m f–king confused now,’” Simmons said during an appearance with former teammate JJ Redick on The Old Man & the Three podcast. “It did f–k with me a lot. But I kind of found peace in a place where I’m just like ‘F–k it, it’s basketball.’”

The Nets are hopeful that Simmons can turn to the page and return healthy this season.