Ben Simmons is done with Jared Dudley feud: 'I don’t really have energy for it'

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It took just one game to end one of the shortest feuds in NBA history. After dropping 31 points and leading his team to a win, Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons said his feud with Jared Dudley was “done,” according to Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Why so soon? Turns out, Simmons just doesn’t have the energy to keep it going.

“I don’t really have energy for it,” Simmons said. “It’s done. People are going to say what they want to say. Just gotta play.”

Dudley made waves after calling out Simmons following the 76ers’ Game 2 win. Dudley said Simmons was “a great player in transition,” but “he’s average” in halfcourt.

Simmons didn’t take too kindly to that, saying, “That’s coming from Jared Dudley,” and leaving it at that.

While Dudley’s comments drew ire from Simmons, some analysts agreed with Dudley’s assessment of Simmons’ game.

Everything seemed to go Simmons’ way in Game 3. Simmons not only dominated the Brooklyn Nets in the 131-115 win, but he also saw Dudley struggle.

After a performance like that, Simmons shouldn’t have a problem moving on. He answered Dudley’s criticism, and proved himself in a big moment. Simmons won’t have to address the issue anymore. He ended the argument Thursday.

Dudley, on the other hand, is going to be answering questions about those comments for a long time.

Ben Simmons has heard enough from the critics. (AP Foto/Chris Szagola)
Ben Simmons has heard enough from the critics. (AP Foto/Chris Szagola)


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