Ben Maller: “Can we really call him a ‘basketball player?’ If you’re a basketball player and you don’t play basketball are you still a basketball player? Don’t you have to call him something else? The question is, are people being too hard on Ben Simmons and too mean? I’m shaking my head ‘NO’ on this. He deserves it. Who are the people even defending Ben Simmons? Sports hate is perfectly allowed. For a sports hate perspective, the shenanigans that Ben Simmons pulled off is indefensible. Ben Simmons is the personification of the ‘spoiled brat’ and the idea that people are defending him blows my mind. He’s using ‘mental health’ as a trump card and cheapening legitimate mental health.” (Full Rant Above)
Listen to Ben Maller call out Ben Simmons for his coordinated ‘chicanery’ these last few months as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, as Simmons’ absence from the NBA Playoffs became one of the most controversial eyesores in sports media.
Check out the video above as Maller rips Simmons for his unwillingness to even give the Nets five minutes of his time on the basketball court to save a team that was staring death right in the face.