Over the weekend, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons made sure we know where he stands when it comes to this year’s Rookie of the Year race.
“Who would I pick? Me, 100 percent,” Simmons said in a recent interview with ESPN. “I think I have been playing solid all year. If you look at the numbers, you will see. People who know the game know.” When asked if any rookies impressed Simmons this season, he answered “none.”
Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell, Simmons’ only real competition for the award, took exception with Simmons’ blind spot, and the two stars have been beefing ever since. First, Mitchell tweeted a Waka Flocka Flame GIF in response to the slight from Simmons.
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