It has been 15 months since Ben Simmons last played an NBA game. But with his Brooklyn Nets debut now on the horizon, the Australian has opened up like never before.
Forget even taking to the court, it has been that long since we have heard Simmons speak publicly, and never at this length or with this much candour.
But ahead of the new season, Simmons sat down with former NBA player and media personality JJ Redick for over an hour on his podcast ‘The Old Man and the Three’.
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Opening up on the trade saga, that passed-up dunk and his basketball philosophy, Simmons painted a far more complex picture of his Sixers exit than can be captured in a few headlines.
It all started with that series against the Atlanta Hawks, although as…