Shaq RIPS Ben Simmons “You’re Not Great”!
Former NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is goin’ at Ben Simmons yet again, this time, the Big Diesel is putting the Sixers star on blast for requesting a trade out of Philly. Read on to see what Shaq is saying about Ben Simmons...
Shaq and Chuck share their thoughts on Ben Simmons’ reported trade request from Philly ?
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CelebnSports247.com reports that Shaquille O’Neal is holding nothing back when speaking on the The Big Podcast with Shaq.
The Hall of Famer said:
Ben Simmons, you’re not that good. You’re not great.
Shaq added … before saying:
To be great, you have to work on your game. Don’t be putting pictures on your Instagram of your Ferrari or what actress you’re hanging around with.
Simmons has been heavily criticized — including by Shaq himself — ever since his performance in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks when he scored just 5 points in a Game 7 loss.
In fact, things have gotten so bad, Simmons has reportedly requested a trade. That is something Shaq clearly despises.
O’Neal went on to say:
When you play for a town like Philadelphia, Boston, L.A., Miami — a hard-working town — they don’t give a s*** about none of that. They want you to come, work hard and play hard.
Charles Barkley agreed with Shaq, adding he, too, has been disappointed by what he’s seen from Simmons over the past few months.
When you give somebody $200 million to dribble a stupid basketball…and the only thing you ask him is be better as a player, and their first response is, ‘I don’t want to play here anymore,’ that disappoints me as a player. It disappoints me as a fan.
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For what it’s worth, Simmons’ teammate, Joel Embiid, has gone to bat for the point guard … saying publicly that he absolutely wants Ben to stay.