Charles Barkley slams Ben Simmons for being “scared to death” for shooting
In the seventh game on Sunday night, the team lost 103-96 to the Atlanta Hawks at home, making the Philadelphia team’s hopeful season ended with a disappointing end. It was taken for granted by fans, media members and other experts. Ground attacked the 76ers.
TNT analyst Charles Barkley admitted that he was “shocked” to see the team lose at the Wells Fargo Center and eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
“I was shocked that the 76ers lost Game 5 and Game 7,” Barkley said on the “NBA Inside” program after the game. “I was shocked that they lost the 5th game, and I was impressed that they won the 6th game… a tribute to the Atlanta Hawks. But man, I must admit that I don’t think Atlanta has any way to get in. [to the Wells Fargo Center] And won… but man, my 76ers let me down. “
The post-game conversation later turned to Ben Simmons’s sluggish performance, who ended Sunday night’s loss with 5 points of 2 of 4 shots. Simmons only made two free throws in the game, but missed a late arrival that could have helped the 76ers win.
But the lovely moment of Sunday night’s loss was when Simmons passed in an open dunk late in the fourth quarter, which could have evened the score.The decision to pass the ball to Matisse Sebre caused boos and boos from 76ers fans at Wells Fargo Center. Stroke Joel Embiid.
Barkley slammed Simmons for being “fear of shooting” and reiterated that the 24-year-old player can only be selected as an All-Star if he becomes a better offensive player.
“You can’t let someone who is afraid of shooting the ball appear on the court,” Barkley said. “[Simmons is] Handed the ball to Joel Embiid at halftime because he was scared. This buddy was scared to death. This is incredible. You can just listen to the crowd. “
“We believe [Simmons] Will get better,” Barkley continued later in the segment. “He didn’t get better, that’s the problem. No one thought he would be afraid of shooting, and he was also afraid of shooting. When you lose the ball so quickly, you are afraid of shooting. We don’t think he will participate in all these games or even shoot. He can’t even shoot. We know he was never a great shooter, but wow, we never thought we would get this far. “
The Basketball Hall of Fame member also said that the 76ers need Simmons to learn how to shoot this offseason, or move on from the position of a three-time All-Star.
“[The Sixers] Will have to sit [Simmons] Next, “Ben, either A or B.” You have to practice your shooting first. Then you will have to pitch the ball. Then you will have to free throws, otherwise we can’t win with you,'” Barkley said. “It’s a small, very honest conversation.
Barkley played for the 76ers from 1984 to 1992, and earlier this season he said Need to see more from Simmons on the offensive end Won the team’s first NBA championship since 1983. Barkley also said that if the 76ers did not return to the Finals for the first time in 20 years, it would be a “lost season.”
The 76ers were also the subject of Sunday night’s “Gone Fishin'” section, where “Inside the NBA” was used to make fun of teams that were eliminated from the playoffs. Hosts Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Barkley dressed up as fishing gear.
The fake photos of the 76ers fishing boat included Simmons, Embiid, actor Will Smith, and rapper Mick Mill wearing a “Rocky” shirt on vacation with actor Rob McHenney.
When Johnson jokingly asked where Barkley was going to fish in Philadelphia, the former NBA MVP replied: “Let’s go to the Schuylkill River”, referring to the Schuylkill River.