Ben Simmons visited Sixers arena, left before game started

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However, the team sent Simmons a schedule for Thursday, which included its game against the Raptors, according to the report. The player believed it was an effort to withhold his $360,000 game check. Sources said he left the building hours before the game started. The Sixers have said they’ve been supportive of Simmons and worked to provide any possible resource.
Source: Keith Pompey @ The Philadelphia Inquirer

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons makes appearance at Sixers’ latest film session at Wells Fargo Center, as agent says team tactics are worsening his mental illness inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 12:49 AM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers column: Tobias Harris couldn’t wait to return to the #Sixers after missing 6 games due to positive COVID-19 test, plus a Ben Simmons update: https://t.co/GCwR86gsDR #NBA pic.twitter.com/UPC0Dne8Qn11:45 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
76ers are worsening Ben Simmons’ mental health issues, says agent Rich Paul: ‘This is no longer about a trade’
cbssports.com/nba/news/76ers…9:26 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Oh look, the Sixers and Ben Simmons are BOTH still in the wrong! – 8:29 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I’m really uncomfortable with every element of the Ben Simmons situation and I’m really scared of the impact this is going to have on how the league treats mental health issues moving forward. That’s all I really have to say on the matter. – 8:09 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
The next update I want to hear about Ben Simmons is when he actually gets traded. I’m over the competing leaks about the validity of his mental health issues. – 8:04 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Ben Simmons believes the 76ers’ tactics are worsening his mental health instead of supporting him, and want to deem him mentally fit in order to force him to play.
Quotes from his agent, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul, and response from team officials: theathletic.com/news/ben-simmo…7:58 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Gilbert Arenas got fired up when asked about Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley calling Ben Simmons a “prima donna.”
Arenas defended Simmons and called out Shaq and Barkley for being prima donnas back when they played.
Here is Arenas’ full quote from @etanthomas36’s podcast: pic.twitter.com/B9mSgjqgZp7:15 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Ben Simmons made an appearance at the #Sixers’ latest film session at Wells Fargo Center inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 7:15 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: Ben Simmons was in the back during film session today but not on the floor during shootaround. Says he’s focused on the guys who can play. Doesn’t know if Simmons will be on upcoming 6-game road trip and isn’t thinking about it. – 5:25 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Rivers stated that Ben Simmons was with the team this morning at a film session. He added that he was in the back of the room for the film session. #Sixers5:22 PM

Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Brad Stevens had an entertaining response with @Toucherandrich when asked about hearing a Ben Simmons trade report involving Jaylen Brown masslive.com/celtics/2021/1…12:01 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Why any Ben Simmons trade offer including Jaylen Brown is a nonstarter for the #Celtics inquirer.com/sixers/ben-sim… via @phillyinquirer – 10:25 AM

More on this storyline

There was a Ben Simmons sighting Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. The disgruntled point guard was on hand for the 76ers’ film study before his teammates faced the Toronto Raptors. “I honestly didn’t know, but he was,” coach Doc Rivers said before the game. “He was in the back, but I didn’t see him.” -via The Philadelphia Inquirer / November 12, 2021

Keith Pompey: They were chanting “F— Ben Simmons!” at the arena. -via Twitter @PompeyOnSixers / October 28, 2021

Justin Grasso: Doc Rivers confirms that Ben Simmons was at #Sixers shootaround this morning. Says he’s in good spirits. -via Twitter @JGrasso_ / October 28, 2021