Yes, it was in a preseason game. Yes, it was against a team from the Chinese Basketball Association that you've likely never heard of. But those facts matter not to the Philadelphia faithful who want nothing more than Ben to succeed.
And nail threes from all over the court on the reg. The floodgates have now opened with one beautiful splash.
So when Ben drilled a three-pointer to end the first half on Tuesday night, the fans in the Wells Fargo Center went bonkers and those of us watching at home went bonkers on Twitter. Here are some of our favorite reactions.
Ladies and gentlemen, we had some help with this special announcement. pic.twitter.com/Jq9UDIpMA7
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) October 9, 2019
This feels like one of those "where were you when ..." moments. Like the moon landing.
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) October 9, 2019
BEN SIMMONS THREE POINTER
TIME TO CELEBRATE 😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/Mq6NIAeLHR
— Charton Brand (@SnowmanEmbiid) October 9, 2019
Put Ben Simmons's first three in the Louvre. pic.twitter.com/XMdfIljLsT
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) October 9, 2019
Ben Simmons making a three pointer in a preseason game against a foreign team was more exciting than like three Sixers seasons in the late 2000s
— Franzke & LA (@FranzkeLA) October 9, 2019
— John Cruice (@cruicej) October 9, 2019
Ridiculous that they didn't stop the game to give Ben the ball and a moment to make his Rickey Henderson speech.
— Corey Seidman (@CSeidmanNBCS) October 9, 2019
Game 7 of the Finals atmosphere in October
— LAKESHOW (@deadstock_9) October 9, 2019
Honestly hard to describe the scene here; fans were going bonkers trying to get him to shoot that three. Sounded like 150,000 Flyers fans stuffed into a room with Jake Voracek crossing the blue line
— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) October 9, 2019
Really enjoyed the bench going wild on the Ben Simmons three pic.twitter.com/gGvklln0rb
— Dan McQuade (@dhm) October 9, 2019
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