Stephen A. Smith ripped Ben Simmons during ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” on Friday as the three-time All-Star struggles through his first healthy season with the Brooklyn Nets.
“Ben Simmons, it’s a sad situation,” Smith said. “And I don’t mean this literally, because obviously, he’s not doing it, but one would say, he is stealing money.”
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Smith’s comments came one day after Simmons was ejected during Brooklyn’s loss to the Suns after posting a poor stat line consisting of seven points, six assists and five fouls.
“Let’s call it what it is y’all,” Smith said later. “Ben Simmons got ejected last night on purpose. That’s just me talking.”