“It Wasn’t a F**king Race”: Ben Simmons Says He Was Easily the Top Rookie
There was no Rookie of the Year race last season, according to Ben Simmons.
Simmons earned 90 first-place votes, easily beating out Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell for the award.
Asked Ben Simmons about last year’s ROY race between himself and Donovan Mitchell, and while he expressed his respect for the Jazz star, he said the “race” was nonexistent: “It wasn’t a [expletive] race. … Did you see the votes? So what’s the question?” https://t.co/db6FemIbGL
— Eric Walden (@tribjazz) December 28, 2018
Simmons silenced hecklers in Utah with a triple-double Thursday night, as the Philadelphia Sixers rolled to a 114-97 win.
“I got a triple-double,” he yelled [at some fans along the baseline, per the AP.]
“I love being able to come into an arena and hear boos and chants and see signs and then win by 20. There’s nothing better than that,” Simmons said.
Per the Salt Lake Tribune:
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