Ben Simmons Reflects On Rookie Of The Year Triumph: "It Wasn't A F–king Race"


Ben Simmons is a polarizing determine within the sense that 

After serving to his facet to 114-97 win over Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz, Ben Simmons basked in a refrain of boos from the house crowd. "I really like with the ability to come into an area and listen to boos and chants, no matter it's, see indicators and are available right here and win by 20," mentioned Simmons after the sport. "I imply, there's nothing higher than that."

And when you thought the award was sufficient to defuse the strain between Simmons and his then-rookie rival, suppose once more. Within the identical press convention, informed one other reporter representing the Salt Lake City Tribune to examine his biases on the door. When requested to characterize final yr's rivalry with Mitchell, Ben Simmons resorted to expletive language. "It wasn't a f--king race,” Simmons said. "You noticed the votes, proper? … Did you see the votes? So what’s the query?" Besides serving to his facet to a victory, Ben Simmons posted one more triple-double scoreline of 13 factors, 14 rebounds, 12 assists, on the evening.