Episode 126: Ben Simmons
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The Old Man and The Three is BACK with an incredible interview with JJ's old Philadelphia 76ers teammate and current Brooklyn Net, Ben Simmons. This is Ben's first long-form interview in a couple of years so there's a lot to get to. You won't want to miss this one. Topics include: what JJ and and Tommy have been up to since the break, the chemistry that Ben and JJ developed as teammates, Ben's often overlooked skills on the defensive end and his passing, the shooting narrative surrounding Ben in The NBA, falling in love with basketball at an early age, his time at LSU, dealing with negativity from media and fans online, the story of someone taking video and heckling him in a candy store, his mental health struggles over the last few years, why he held out on The Philadelphia 76ers, Doc Rivers kicking him out of practice, his last playoff series in Philadelphia against The Atlanta Hawks, a detailed explanation as to why he passed up the wide open dunk on Trae Young, what he's looking forward to most about playing with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and The Brooklyn Nets, and so much more.
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