Ben Simmons returns to Philadelphia on Wednesday for the first time to play since he was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, with tip off at 11.30am (all times AEDT).
The Aussie is sure to receive a hostile reaction from his old fans, having already copped it when he returned there for the first time last season as a member of the Nets while sidelined with injury.
But this will be a whole different ball game as Simmons steps onto the court to officially do battle against his former team.
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“It‘s probably the most hostile environment he’s probably ever going to be in,” Nets coach Jacque Vaughn told ESPN. ”And to get over this hurdle would be monumental to where he’s at right now and getting back to the…