Kelce’s message to Simmons was to “just play better,” and he added that the three-time All-Star lacks accountability.
Jason Kelce on Ben Simmons🔥🔥
"Everybody can bitch and complain about how tough this city is to play in. Just play better, man. This city will love you”
“That is because a lack of accountability. If that got corrected, you fix some free throws…none of that is happening” pic.twitter.com/9eGG9aYt9B
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) October 21, 2021
Kelce knows a thing or two about playing in Philadelphia. The NFL veteran has spent his entire professional career playing for the Eagles.
Simmons, on the other hand, is desperately trying to get out of the city. He was recently suspended by the Sixers for his conduct in practice, and all signs point to the 25-year-old still wanting out.
It’ll be very interesting to see if Simmons ends up playing in any games for the 76ers this season. If he does, he’ll surely be met with tons of criticism from fans.
Simmons averaged 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game last season. He also chipped in with some elite defense. However, his woes as a scorer emerged as a massive problem at times, especially in the playoffs.