Ben Simmons was one of many celebrities and athletes on hand to witness what may have been the final match of Serena Williams’ storied career.
Seeing as the U.S. Open was in New York, and given that Simmons is a member of the Brooklyn Nets, one would think that he wouldn’t get too brutal of a reception in the Big Apple these days.
This is how fans reacted when Simmons was shown on the screen:
Ben Simmons just got booed at the #USOpen pic.twitter.com/6vkeGpm092
— D’Arcy Maine (@darcymaine_espn) September 3, 2022
With social media being what it is nowadays, reactions to the reception Simmons gets in New York poured in immediately:
I’m glad his back is now healthy enough to sit in the stands and watch a sporting event. https://t.co/DuQXp5BgiR
— Sam Raskin (@samraskinz) September 3, 2022
booed by the public in all aspects of sports https://t.co/fUDJGJUvvx
— Fire Doc Rivers (@phillychizsteak) September 3, 2022
Philly fans are brutal. https://t.co/MlKNxu9j3B
— Bill Dewan (@StillDewan) September 3, 2022
Come on y’all. Let it go lol https://t.co/abizaPwjFI
— Logan (@SixersBreakroom) September 3, 2022
Serena isn’t even powerful enough to make it past the Ben Simmons bad energy https://t.co/9av1kPfmWo
— Exterminate the billionaires (@ryforry) September 3, 2022
I don’t rock wit Brick Simmons but this ain’t it https://t.co/dhuNhM3SaG
— Not Sixerdaily (@PlayoffJustin) September 3, 2022
This has been a rough week for Simmons. First the real reason his girlfriend dumped him came out. Now this. Just L after L after L.
Big picture, 2022-23 will be a defining year for Simmons in his basketball career. He will either get his mind right, stay healthy and show the sort of promise he did during his heyday with the Philadelphia 76ers. Or the weight of everything he has been through over the past few seasons will crush him mentally.
Now that’s a memorable tattoo. https://t.co/RQKD9UllUS
— Game 7 (@game7__) September 3, 2022
One way or another, the next chapter of Simmons’ career will reveal what his legacy in hoops will ultimately be.
It should be an interesting sight, no matter the result.
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