After the game, both Simmons and his coach, Doc Rivers, were asked about the huge missed opportunity.
On “Inside the NBA” after the game, Charles Barkley went off, saying Philly has been talking about Simmons throwing away shots for years. “I live in Philadelphia. We’ve been talking for the last three years about this dude not shooting the ball. Don’t act like we haven’t been talking about it” for just the past three months.
Without saying it outright, Embiid blamed Simmons for the Game 7 loss. “I don’t know how to say it, but I thought the turning point was just, we had an open shot…”
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith Monday morning called on the 76ers to trade him. Stat.