Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, document exec, writer, and movie manufacturer. He co-founded the hip-hop label Def Jam Recordings, and developed the clothes style lines Phat Ranch, Argyleculture, as well as Tantris. Simmons’ total assets was approximated at $340 million in 2011. Simmons has actually been implicated of sex-related misbehavior and assault by 20 women, and also stepped down from his settings in Def Jam Recordings and other companies as an outcome of these accusations. In 2018, it was reported that Simmons had relocated to Bali, Indonesia, where there is no extradition treaty to the U.S.
The two Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley sharply criticized Ben Simmons for his alleged trade demand. The two NBA legends threw the Sixers star to have not shown the necessary development in his game in recent years.
Ben Simmons, so good are not you, O’Neal attacked the Sixers star in his own podcast The Big Podcast with Shaq . In this league is the most important question: Do you want to be good? Or great? And you are not great. But if you want to achieve the next level, then you have to work on your game.
Not just pictures of your Ferrari and the actress, with whom you are going around, on your Instagram. If you play for a worker town like Philadelphia, Boston, La or Miami, then the fans do not take care of something like that, led Shaq his criticism also in the appearance of Simmons’ in the social media. You want you to work hard and play hard.
At the end of August, it became known that Simmons had probably demanded a trade from the Sixers and even deal with a strike to start training camps if he is not transferred to another team. Throughout the summer about Trade speculation around the 25-year-old, after Philadelphia had surprisingly failed in the second playoff round.
Subsequently, a lot of criticism brought into Simmons, who was just offensive in the series largely dived – especially in the crucial game situations. I was at game 6 and the man did not even look at the basket, Spote Shaq.
As a former player, I look at the guys first in their eyes. The man was afraid there , so the four-time NBA champion. He did not necessarily be afraid to play, but fear to be fouled and forgiven forgiveness. Simmons hit the playoffs catastrophic 34.2 percent from the line.
Barkley attacks Simmons: Bin disappointed
Barkley also expressed his disappointment about the Australian: If you give 2008 million dollars to dribble a stupid basketball, and you only ask him to get better, but the first answer is not here anymore ‘Then I’m disappointed, both as a player and as a fan.
They do not even ask him to mow the lawn. They only say: ‘Ben, you have to learn how to throw a basketball, Barkley, from 1984 to 1992, also actively for the Sixers, continued the end.
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Simmons is considered one of the best defenders of the NBA, but it is offensively criticized especially for his missing litter. In a total of 309 games in the Association, both Regular Season and Playoffs, the Guard has just recorded 36 trials (5 hits). Nevertheless, the opinion prevails in many parts of the league that Simmons could flourish surrounded by the right players. Interested teams should give it some, so far, the required price of the Sixers was still too high for a Simmons Trade.