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Ben Simmons Opens Up About The 76ers Holdout, His Shooting Struggles, The Hawks Series & More

  • Dipublikasikan tanggal 21 Sep 2022
  • 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.
    Subscribe to The Old Man and The Three podcast w/ JJ Redick (ESPN / First Take) and Tommy Alter IDclips channel today for more NBA analysis and player interviews.
    We have a lot of great conversations dropping soon so be sure to subscribe to The Old Man and The Three wherever you get your podcasts to be notified when new episodes drop.
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Komentar • 4 160

  • Shaq
    Shaq 10 hari yang lalu +1763

    19:50 PLAYIN WIT BEN
    25:00 SHOOTIN 3'S FOR NETS
    27:00 THE PROCESS
    36:00 DRAFT NIGHT
    37:40 ROOKIE YEAR
    38:40 '22 #1 PICK INJURY
    41:50 BREAK FROM NBA
    44:55 BEING TRADED
    46:25 BACK INJURY
    1:06:00 LOOKING BACK

    • Michael Williams
      Michael Williams Hari Yang lalu


    • Yarley Davis
      Yarley Davis 3 hari yang lalu

      @Tomas H. nope lol not even shoot just be more aggressive on offense be a threat, he brought up how he has to defend giannis and he’s a beast well you’d be better if you didn’t play scared

    • Anthony R
      Anthony R 3 hari yang lalu


    • Tomas H.
      Tomas H. 3 hari yang lalu

      Does he talk about how he needs to finally shoot right handed?

    • ChrisbeFoSerious
      ChrisbeFoSerious 3 hari yang lalu

      Chet was the #2 Pick though!

  • patrick y
    patrick y 9 hari yang lalu +588

    JJ is the perfect example of never burn bridges and always be a good teammate as well as a good person.

  • Guts over fear
    Guts over fear 10 hari yang lalu +413

    Seeing Simmons side of the story clears a lot of things up
    Shout out to JJ for being a good teammate on and off the court

    • Blake Scott
      Blake Scott 15 jam yang lalu

      @Mike Yang for the 10th time I’m not a 76rs fan, ALOT of fans all over know Ben is just making excuses. As for 76rs, their just not good enough to win it regardless. Also 76rs chose to sign Tobias instead of jimmy.

    • Mike Yang
      Mike Yang 15 jam yang lalu

      @Blake Scott 76sers fans are just salty and making excuses for Joel and the 76ers management. When Jimmy is there, 76ers fan says Jimmy is being toxic and break the team chemistry. When Jimmy left, Ben is being blamed for not doing things he literally never being able to do. When Simmons left, Harden is now the reason they lose in the playoff.

    • Blake Scott
      Blake Scott Hari Yang lalu

      @Kimberly Becoat Studio you can tuck a shirt in your pocket, but you can’t grab a shirt and ball it up and fit it in your pocket without it sticking out. It’s not the same size as a phone one bit. Maybe you should check your brain cells bud

    • Kimberly Becoat Studio
      Kimberly Becoat Studio 2 hari yang lalu

      @Blake Scott umm a shirt CAN fit in you pocket. I'm an artist and I tuck my shirt in my back pocket when it gets in my way while I'm working.
      You sound like you need a sit down with a therapist yourself. If you don't like Ben say that and ease your brain cells and stop watching him.

  • MasterM2k
    MasterM2k 5 hari yang lalu +16

    I’m a sixers fan , and I really hope Ben get back to being his old self if not better basketball wise . I always felt he didn’t deserve to be dragged the way he was

    • boli milda
      boli milda 23 jam yang lalu

      rooting for him, I hope he gets better and gets the support and positivity around him, Wish you the best, Ben!

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks 10 hari yang lalu +291

    I wish him the best with Brooklyn

  • Kelvin McNeil
    Kelvin McNeil 11 hari yang lalu +2911

    This interview alone shows JJ’s ability to not only build long lasting relationships but also bring out the human side of these players. It’s so much easier to ask the difficult questions when theirs mutual respect.

    • Doffy Donquixte
      Doffy Donquixte Hari Yang lalu

      He knows it’s not a narrative around Ben not shooting. It’s a fact. He didn’t ask the right questions he should have. Just a pandering interview

    • Yarley Davis
      Yarley Davis 3 hari yang lalu

      @justice I can now because you now realize there’s nothing more to say

    • justice
      justice 3 hari yang lalu

      @Yarley Davis let it go man geez

    • Yarley Davis
      Yarley Davis 3 hari yang lalu

      @justice everything I’m saying is facts even down to the fan base bklyn got a team what 9 years ago how serious do they really take that team, they were all probably knicks fans or something years ago

  • Pino Bluevogel
    Pino Bluevogel 5 hari yang lalu +35

    This was an awesome and much needed talk with Ben Simmons. It is nice to have him able to speak his side of the story, clear up some total bs that got mixed in with whatever else happened. He seems like such a refreshing nice person. Someone who deserves a fresh start. That said, I think he will be great on the Nets, it is the best team he could have landed on. I'm really looking forward to seeing their games!

    • Rapperastoned
      Rapperastoned 2 hari yang lalu

      @DNicerazorz na ya treated him how my Knicks treated melo rather then say everything great he does ya rather say how he can’t shoot n he horrible u had embid tarnish his name n brand n philly aswell I appreciate Ben wish he was on my Knicks he that pg we always needed

    • Morgan
      Morgan 2 hari yang lalu

      He’s a baby and not a man of his word.

    • DNicerazorz
      DNicerazorz 2 hari yang lalu +1

      @Rapperastoned we didn't treat him wrong, that man was coddled for YEARS.. He bitched out, thats on him

    • Rapperastoned
      Rapperastoned 3 hari yang lalu

      Na the best team is philly they jus treated him wrong I personal take healthy Ben over harden to rebuild a team around tbh

  • reck0n3r
    reck0n3r 5 hari yang lalu +2

    One of my favorite interviews ever, and I've been watching the NBA since 1991. I'm surprised by how wrong I was about Ben as a person.
    Really glad he did this with JJ, and it's kind of nice to know I can still be wrong about people every now and then. And it also serves as a reminder to not always believe what you're seeing on TV.
    I've been in similar positions as Ben has in the past, so it's great to hear that he's doing better. Seems like a good young man. Sorry for pegging you wrong, and good luck during your rookie season.

  • Jay Russell
    Jay Russell 9 hari yang lalu +86

    I thoroughly enjoyed this entire interview. Ben doesn't seem to be the bad guy the media and fans made him out to be all this time, people just don't like to wait to hear the other sides of stories. Wish him all the best in his NBA return.

    • boli milda
      boli milda 23 jam yang lalu +1

      Great interview, glad to see Ben in a great headspace. Can't wait to see him back on the court.

  • Mikky Revell jr
    Mikky Revell jr 8 hari yang lalu +19

    Thank you JJ. I don't think Ben would have gave this interview to anybody else. You brought the best out in him you made him feel comfortable you were an ultimate professional. It's nice to see him with a little bit of confidence and smiling again I can't wait to see what kind of season he has

  • Jahir Carpenter
    Jahir Carpenter 10 hari yang lalu +809

    Only JJ can bring the best of everyone huge shoutout to him for making Ben feel open and safe

    • Trip G
      Trip G 7 hari yang lalu

      @The War God ODIN you make no sense! By the way Attacking me doesn’t do much for your character- I made a clear point, obviously people get it. Sorry you can’t handle- good luck

    • Kermit T. Frog
      Kermit T. Frog 7 hari yang lalu

      This conversation would never have happened on the mainstream networks. I suspect that the key is that bottle of wine on the table in front of him.

    • RoseCurry AndDeRozan
      RoseCurry AndDeRozan 7 hari yang lalu

      Fr. Very definition of understanding people w mental health problems.

    • The War God ODIN
      The War God ODIN 7 hari yang lalu +1

      @Trip G HE DOESNT, if you think so, you might have more issues than you think.

    • Mitchell Johnston
      Mitchell Johnston 8 hari yang lalu

      Open and safe? He's not a second grade girl

  • Mind of a Bull
    Mind of a Bull 3 hari yang lalu +2

    Crazy how clouded some people’s judgment can be. This interview changed my entire thought process on Ben. I feel he truly is a standup guy

    CAR JACK 9 hari yang lalu +17

    This appearance from Ben was great, all we get as fans is the filtered crap from the mainstream media agendas and the on court moments. To get a genuine, real look at who these NBA players really are is awesome! Changed some opinions of mine about Ben!

  • 🚨W​A​T​C​H​​ M​​Y​ L​A​S​T​ V​I​D​E​O​🚨

    This interview alone shows JJ’s ability to not only build long lasting relationships but also bring out the human side of these players. It’s so much easier to ask the difficult questions when theirs mutual respect.

  • Michael Greaves
    Michael Greaves 10 hari yang lalu +104

    This was a great interview. I'm glad Ben was given a safe platform to tell his side of the story. JJ, your platform and podcast is much needed. Rooting for Ben to have a great season!

      SUBSCRIBO 8 hari yang lalu +2

      He a scrub chocker

  • Arthur Brémond
    Arthur Brémond 11 hari yang lalu +3900

    Can't believe we're finally gonna hear Simmons' side of the story

    • luc tan
      luc tan 5 jam yang lalu


    • Jonathon Walker
      Jonathon Walker Hari Yang lalu

      @Smesh He's got an American dad, moved to America at 14 and has lived there for over a decade. Pretty easy to imagine how an accent might change.

    • Tony Williams
      Tony Williams 6 hari yang lalu

      🤣No doubt!!!its bout time!I just hope he's"Ret2play!!!"👍🏿👍🏿

    • Shane
      Shane 6 hari yang lalu

      Meeeeh nothing we didnt already know

    • Laid Back 1-20-7
      Laid Back 1-20-7 6 hari yang lalu

      @Smesh why tf would you even care about something like that?? Lmfao

  • Jorge Rangel
    Jorge Rangel 9 hari yang lalu +2

    Someone kiss JJ on the lips and let him know he did a GREAT JOB WITH THIS INTERVIEW.
    I have been curious on how Ben has been since he left us. Glad to know he is ready to roll for the new season!
    - 76ers fan

  • MXM
    MXM 10 hari yang lalu +25

    Great interview, glad to see Ben in a great headspace. Can't wait to see him back on the court.

  • GodLee1
    GodLee1 10 hari yang lalu +67

    I loved this! Been rooting for him and defending him heavily! Generational talent! Glad he spoke out and is in a better space.

    • Jasmin G.
      Jasmin G. 5 hari yang lalu +1

      @Shaine Walsh No I agree completely with you and only a true Sixers fan would understand that

    • GodLee1
      GodLee1 7 hari yang lalu +2

      @Sachin Kumar right! This I can agree with. I def should’ve said that… has the potential!

    • Caleb Alexander
      Caleb Alexander 7 hari yang lalu +1

      @GodLee1 he’s not generational talent bruh, guys like giannis, curry, and bron are generational talents.

    • Sachin Kumar
      Sachin Kumar 8 hari yang lalu +7

      You mean he has the potential to be a generational talent. He has to prove himself if he wants to be in that conversation. What's with everybody getting roses even if they haven't done anything. All he established in this interview that he had no fault in all this.

  • MitXhell
    MitXhell 10 hari yang lalu +1

    Thanks JJ and Ben,
    as an aussie myself i can defend Ben when he said all i want to do it is win, i dont care about my stats, growing up from a young age in Australia, your family/coaches/ mentors of what ever sport you play will always say "winning is the most important part of the game" and his play styles says that out aloud
    love ya ben and have always backed ya, go easy on the magic big dawg

    PTW TRAINING 10 hari yang lalu +462

    Jj Redick is ELITE. He got to the bottom
    of it without aggressively prying. Salute to good humans beings. Real is rare. Loved this episode jj.

    • Chris Jacobs
      Chris Jacobs 7 hari yang lalu

      @Kamil Prościński no he’s not he told KD he’s been the best player in the world for the better part of 9 years then next interview he has been on some decent players and says they’re one of the best in the league when it’s not true he’s always gonna 🍆 ride players because he was one of them but here it was very apparent and it made the interview so disingenuous

    • Kamil Prościński
      Kamil Prościński 8 hari yang lalu

      @Ya boi Yosef But JJ doesn't lie to his guests, he is quite upfront about his opinions

    • Ya boi Yosef
      Ya boi Yosef 8 hari yang lalu

      @Kamil Prościński being real is honesty. If your friend was cunning towards you, simply saying the things you want to hear (I'm sure we've all known people like that), I would not say he's "real"

    • Kamil Prościński
      Kamil Prościński 9 hari yang lalu

      @Ya boi Yosef I feel like being real implies being true to oneself, among other things

    • Ya boi Yosef
      Ya boi Yosef 9 hari yang lalu

      @Kamil Prościński real = really? 😂😂😂😂

  • Oz Man
    Oz Man 8 hari yang lalu +4

    Shout out to JJ and the team this was needed to clear things out. When it comes to mental health we ought to approach it methodically and get to the root of it all. Also J Will is the man for reaching out and talking to Ben when he was down. It’s easy to judge someone and talk negatively about them but it’s even easier to simply lend an ear!

  • Sonia’s Way
    Sonia’s Way 9 hari yang lalu +42

    Can't believe that he experienced all that personal matter while also dealing with so much hate because of basketball, Can't wait to see him play and I'm so excited for him!

  • nato sony
    nato sony 4 hari yang lalu +2

    Jj Redick is ELITE. He got to the bottom of it without aggressively prying. Salute to good humans beings. Real is rare. Loved this episode jj.

  • Lilius
    Lilius 9 hari yang lalu +4

    This interview is so good and I totally understand what Ben Simmons have been through. A lot of us experienced this kind of path but I can't imagine the difficulty to find the peace you need when it is public. No blame to Shaq and others who criticized him, like he said this is just ignorance and also a lack of empathy. But you have to know what it is personally to understand the difficulty and the complexity of that. I can't not wait to see one of my favorite player on the floor again and so happy to hear the wiseness he bring to the table here.

  • Vice Gripp
    Vice Gripp 10 hari yang lalu +1

    This interview made me like Ben Simmons a lot more. The old media, living off buzz-headlines & shock phrases, made this guy out to be a lot worse than he seems to be. I wanna see Ben hoop again; especially so he can lose to my MIAMI HEAT!

  • baristatraveler
    baristatraveler 9 hari yang lalu +4

    Ben seems like a cool guy in contrast to what the media and the fans or should i say the haters portay him to be, and also with his mental health situation, that’s tough. I’ll be rooting for him, I hope he gets better and gets the support and positivity around him, Wish you the best, Ben!

  • el pethó
    el pethó 8 hari yang lalu +2

    As someone who’s had two lower back surgeries. I get how his back has just blown out and how painful it is. Always felt he was getting way to hard of time

  • Ava RoSe Sᴇx Cʜᴀɴɴᴇʟ 21

    Seeing Simmons side of the story clears a lot of things up
    Shout out to JJ for being a good teammate on and off the court

  • 2legitkev
    2legitkev 10 hari yang lalu +469

    The fact that JJ even was able to get Ben on his podcast just proves how good JJ is at this

    • Morales Corner
      Morales Corner 10 hari yang lalu

      He's not only a fellow pro player but also a former teammate who played the role of a vet for Ben, of course there's a huge level of understanding there

    • Durag Jones
      Durag Jones 10 hari yang lalu +3

      Doesn’t prove how good he is at podcasting, shows how good of a human being & friend he is to the people who agreed to go on

    • Vinny DeVille
      Vinny DeVille 10 hari yang lalu

      He had the relationship were you listening

    • Lswat Ent
      Lswat Ent 10 hari yang lalu

      Sometime life can be rough and a real fight with your inter demons but gotta keep pushing I am really trying to make a difference in my life by doing youtube

  • Rob Vernon
    Rob Vernon 10 hari yang lalu +1

    I have a new found respect for Ben after this interview. You can tell he was talking from the heart. I don’t agree with his hold out, but I understand why he thought this was his best way forward. Best of luck for this season

  • Natalie🌸Onlive SAX Video🔞

    This was an awesome and much needed talk with Ben Simmons. It is nice to have him able to speak his side of the story, clear up some total bs that got mixed in with whatever else happened. He seems like such a refreshing nice person. Someone who deserves a fresh start. That said, I think he will be great on the Nets, it is the best team he could have landed on. I'm really looking forward to seeing their games!

  • Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó

    This was an awesome and much needed talk with Ben Simmons. It is nice to have him able to speak his side of the story, clear up some total bs that got mixed in with whatever else happened. He seems like such a refreshing nice person. Someone who deserves a fresh start. That said, I think he will be great on the Nets, it is the best team he could have landed on. I'm really looking forward to seeing their games!

  • Andreas Felten
    Andreas Felten 8 hari yang lalu +2

    Great as always - a great new media format, addressing all relevant topics, no dissing and giving players a fair platform, quality talks and fun to watch while being relevant on all content and conversation topics

  • Matt
    Matt 10 hari yang lalu +255

    Ben seems like such a chill dude, I really hope that he has a great year next *year

    • Tyrone Biggums
      Tyrone Biggums 9 hari yang lalu

      @daddy12 bro clearly the only ppl in the world that have a problem with Ben Simmons are 76er fans clearly!! Why else would anyone hate on a grown man getting paid 10s of millions of dollars to work, not just work, play BASKETBALL AT THAT. All he did was refuse to practice and not take any criticism and continue to whine, what’s wrong with that man?? Have some dignity and some respect…I bet you’re a 76er fan!!!

    • daddy12
      daddy12 9 hari yang lalu

      @Patrick nope lol

    • Malachi Truthe
      Malachi Truthe 9 hari yang lalu +1

      "great year next day"

    • UnderDogg Records
      UnderDogg Records 10 hari yang lalu

      @daddy12 ...full of a bunch of something else too.

  • aiuc lse
    aiuc lse 4 hari yang lalu +1

    Only JJ can bring the best of everyone huge shoutout to him for making Ben feel open and safe

  • Shamir David
    Shamir David 10 hari yang lalu +24

    Really hoping for Ben to have a sick comeback season. He’s the perfect piece on the nets and what they needed most

    PUSHBACK 10 hari yang lalu +17

    Nets from the ownership down to the players need to support Ben and show him love it will bring the best out of him he's one of those ppl that need that in his life to respond the right way. Nothing wrong with it at all ppl who never suffered from mental health can't relate let's go Ben show them what they all forgot!

  • Hone Heke
    Hone Heke 9 hari yang lalu +3

    Big upz guys, and to Ben for sharing his travels through this time. Hoping for a killer season from him to shut all the experts up.

  • BL Wilson
    BL Wilson 10 hari yang lalu +338

    I’m so happy JJ did this interview. Asked the questions that we all wanted answered and, through that, showed the bias the media has had toward Ben for the past 2 years. Praying for a great season for Ben to prove the haters wrong

    • TheMissingLink
      TheMissingLink 9 hari yang lalu

      @Jordan Wade Playoffs shouldn’t be as bad considering he should get a lot of time as a small ball 5. Bens game is certainly not super portable, but his fit in BYK could be so much better than maybe any team.

    • american crafts
      american crafts 10 hari yang lalu

      What do you think of this other one?
      Leave your comment there please

    • Master General
      Master General  10 hari yang lalu

      ✝️ *God Bless America* 🇺🇸
      Our Republic is blessed to have outstanding Patriots such as Tom Fitton, James O'Keefe, Dinesh D'Souza, Roman Balmakov, Rudy W. Giuliani, Benny Johnson, AwakenWithJP, Mark Dice, and Dr. Steve Turley, to bring *truth* to the American people.
      Every real American stands with the true, *legitimate* president!
      *DJT* 🇺🇸

    • Dinho
      Dinho 10 hari yang lalu +1

      @Jordan Wade in Brooklyn he doesn't need to worry about offense with KD, kyrie, Seth, etc. Taking most of that responsibility. He is gonna be Bruce Brown on steroids

    • Jordan Wade
      Jordan Wade 10 hari yang lalu

      @Dinho his regular season style not his playoff season style

  • junkmail1203
    junkmail1203 10 hari yang lalu +7

    This is such a great interview, wish Ben gets a great new start with a new team and really becoming one of the greats, he definitely has what it takes. Props to joe Tsai on taking the chance he’s a great owner

  • Manideep Kondeti
    Manideep Kondeti 10 hari yang lalu +8

    I’ve always like Ben. He’s had some unfortunate events but he’s still valuable AF. Good to see him happy

  • Chewielectric
    Chewielectric 10 hari yang lalu

    What a great interview. Was looking forward to hearing Ben’s pov. He is such a gifted athlete but because he isn’t able to respond to the crap that is posted about him people believe it. Can’t wait to see him, KD and Kyrie going at it. The Nets look good. Hoping for an injury free, trouble free season from this squad.

  • KingTae24
    KingTae24 10 hari yang lalu +15

    This was a great podcast we never knew we needed

  • st Kanye
    st Kanye 10 hari yang lalu +441

    JJ is the GOAT for creating a safe space for players to come and really tell their story

    • Michael Barton
      Michael Barton 5 hari yang lalu

      You misspelled Lies…their *Lies

    • prxy4luvvvtwice
      prxy4luvvvtwice 9 hari yang lalu +5

      @John John Manziel not everyone is comfortable w talking about some of the hardest moments in there life especially for hundreds of thousands to see afterwards ????

    • Based in Steez
      Based in Steez 10 hari yang lalu +2

      Safe space a cringe phrase

  • Nonstop Sports
    Nonstop Sports 10 hari yang lalu +15

    Amazing interview 🙏🔥 Looking forward to seeing Ben ball in Brooklyn!

  • Jared Sauber
    Jared Sauber 10 hari yang lalu +7

    Your peace is worth more than anything... Preach BEN

  • Angela White
    Angela White 9 hari yang lalu +3

    so glad to see Simmons grow from his past struggles. Hope he's able to get to his best

  • BStaxx23
    BStaxx23 10 hari yang lalu +12

    Great content. I’ve never seen Ben this open & comfortable. I think he will have a breakout season if healthy. I expect the Nets to make some real noise this year.

    HJNOOR 11 hari yang lalu +1079

    Thank you for humanizing players JJ🙏🏾

    • Nicholas M
      Nicholas M 5 hari yang lalu

      @Ryan Bruner I can bet you 300million some ways it’s that serious……

    • bingus enthusiast
      bingus enthusiast 6 hari yang lalu

      @nut master how tf is he arrogant when he owned up to all that he did wrong and opened up about the struggles that he was having. just because he was trying to explain his thought process throughout his mistakes doesn’t mean hes making excuses.

    • robbiey1
      robbiey1 6 hari yang lalu

      @Jose Lopez Hold any accountability? Who are they accountable to? You? Sports Media?

    • Reece LaFurge
      Reece LaFurge 8 hari yang lalu

      Sports media is poison and so many players buy in.

    • Jose Lopez
      Jose Lopez 10 hari yang lalu

      @Master General okay cornball

  • Bill Nadj
    Bill Nadj 10 hari yang lalu +2

    Well done JJ, awesome exclusive, Ben looks comfortable and happy something that was missing the last year or so while in Phily. All the best for the season just around the corner.

  • mikoy huio
    mikoy huio 6 hari yang lalu +1

    im so happy so see him talk and listening to his side of the story im deff looking forward to see what he does this season

  • Batistaj15
    Batistaj15 9 hari yang lalu +1

    Shout out to JJ. Imagine how bad ESPN would've spin this on their platform

  • DA
    DA 10 hari yang lalu +1

    Thanks for this podcast. It's so difficult to get chances to hear what a person got to say, when the media just tends to get the "stuff" they want out of you instead of listening to you for real.
    As the man has said himself, Ben Simmons definitely didn't handle the situation well back then, but JJ makes me able to understand more about what's ACTUALLY happening to him back then.
    Majority of the media these days look for punchlines, views, attention and we start to get blind to what's happening behind the scenes. Crazy thing is we are getting used to this and personally I have to constantly remind myself what I hear might not be even 10% of the true picture.
    Keep up the good work JJ, really appreciate what you have been doing and I am sure lots of others feel the same way.

  • bringinthedope
    bringinthedope 11 hari yang lalu +638

    Didn't expect to see Ben on a podcast, like ever lol. JJ a goat

    • TheJwalk1234
      TheJwalk1234 10 hari yang lalu

      @dqRoman facts bro

    • Jalyn Jones
      Jalyn Jones 10 hari yang lalu

      @Jourdan Sarpy except he’s made tons of media appearances lol

    • T Austin
      T Austin 10 hari yang lalu +1

      @Collins Effah how could you have another perception of him? You can think about what media says more critically for sure, but it's either that or we just don't know these guys at all or you just assume

    • Junelle Tubania
      Junelle Tubania 10 hari yang lalu +1

      Maybe he trusts him more than other people. You know, people like you. 🤷😅

  • Nicole Kiffiak
    Nicole Kiffiak 10 hari yang lalu +1

    This is a great interview. So glad you were able to finally get Simmons on JJ. I dig your postcards and interviews. Also, you have such great podcast voice. 💕

  • boli milda
    boli milda Hari Yang lalu

    Really hoping for Ben to have a sick comeback season. He’s the perfect piece on the nets and what they needed most

  • JaRizzle
    JaRizzle 10 hari yang lalu +45

    As an Aussie, this was awesome to watch. Great to hear Ben speak about this so candidly and get a better understanding about his situation. Will do a lot of good for his public perception I think. Hope he commits and plays for the Boomers at the next Olympics 🙏

    • Jai M
      Jai M 9 hari yang lalu +3

      mate, if he plays for the boomers we are seriously on! Team is looking awesome!

  • Maz Rohani
    Maz Rohani 10 hari yang lalu +6

    What a great interview. JJ is going to be doing this for a long time and I am here for it. I'm definitely guilty of being down on Ben. I love his game and loved watching him play. I'm rooting for him to get back to ballin out. GL Ben

  • Bille
    Bille 10 hari yang lalu +387

    Great to see Ben Simmons happy and in good spirits. Thank you JJ and team for providing him a forum to speak freely and get the real story out there. All the best to him this season. Hope he crushes it.

    • AK 74
      AK 74 8 hari yang lalu

      @Brodie Stephens In that essay of yours, you totally missed the fact that those statements were mild as, he wasn't blamed for the loss. Ben is just ultra soft mentally. I guarantee you, this kind of thing will happen again with him.

    • Brodie Stephens
      Brodie Stephens 8 hari yang lalu +6

      @AK 74 Doc and Joel DID throw him under the bus though. That was really petty, and really uncalled for. Like the guys discussed throughout this episode, if you work in any other job, and your boss and your colleague blame the whole team's overall failure on one small thing you did wrong.... you would change jobs. That's not a good workplace environment. You would leave. If you don't have support from your boss and your workmates in what is a whole team effort, you wouldn't put up with being blamed for the whole organisation's failure to produce. If it was McDonald's instead of an NBA team, and the store had a bad day of sales, you can't blame one fries cook for getting one order out late. There's a bigger systemic issue that caused sales to be down that day. It doesn't take a genius to know that.
      It wasn't Ben's fault that the WHOLE TEAM lost to Atlanta. It shouldn't have come down to one play. If everyone did their jobs properly (Ben included of course), they would have been up by 15 points when Simmons passed the ball to Matisse. The Sixers didn't lose that game because Simmons passed one time when he should have shot. They lost because the Sixers (team) scored less points in 48 minutes than the Hawks (team) scored in 48 minutes. It's quite simple.

    • AK 74
      AK 74 8 hari yang lalu

      @hardsequencer94 He blames everyone else for how they react to his performances. Like he shouldn't be criticized. Barkley and Shaq should 'protect players', Doc and Embiid 'threw him under the bus'. He thinks that he shouldn't get criticized publicly

    • hardsequencer94
      hardsequencer94 8 hari yang lalu +7

      @AK 74 can you please time stamp where he blames someone else for his performance on court ... yet to hear it

    • AK 74
      AK 74 8 hari yang lalu +3

      He will melt down again, because his sense of entitlement is as strong as ever. As soon as things will turn bad on the court, he will blame everyone but himself

  • Alex Drew
    Alex Drew 8 hari yang lalu +3

    This is a great interview, but this sounds literally like Ben being Ben. As a sixers fan and someone who's been emotional attached for decades:
    Sounds like JJ was going soft, which I understand cause the politics. But seriously as a sixers fan, this sounds like the same Ben. Don't believe this bs. Ben is and forever will be an amazing player who underachieved and brings too much drama for what he's worth. Period. People need to stop enabling him and coddling him like JJ did in this interview. We all know he's good. But that doesn't matter everyone in the NBA is good. He's gotta be better. Period.

  • rastas rosco
    rastas rosco 10 hari yang lalu +1

    Just a great great interview. Props to JJ for this.
    Happy seeing this version of Ben again.

  • AsimWaheedShaikh
    AsimWaheedShaikh 10 hari yang lalu +7

    Probably the most real podcast I've ever heard. Rooting for Ben this year!

  • Mr Fernandez
    Mr Fernandez 6 hari yang lalu +2

    Great Listen JJ and Tommy .. gained a lot of respect for Ben and it was nice to hear his side of things and to get to know him better

  • drew bodnar
    drew bodnar 11 hari yang lalu +111

    Love the podcasts because it eliminates the disconnect we have with knowing someone from afar. Hearing Ben and his experiences allows you to empathize what he’s went through and it changes your perception and presumptions.

  • Justin Keenswijk
    Justin Keenswijk 9 hari yang lalu

    Since Ben was drafted i always picked and chose him as my favorate player...always watched him play and do his thing...ofcourse he had moments where he didn't perform that well but still i kept supporting him💯 and now i'm very glad for him to see him in a good place again and being himself...i hope he has a succesfull season💯💯💯👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

  • CA S
    CA S 10 hari yang lalu +1

    I'm happy Ben is in a good place now. He seems like a great guy

  • TuffPlayz
    TuffPlayz 10 hari yang lalu +2

    Excellent interview. I'm excited to see him play this year

  • Ttj007
    Ttj007 7 hari yang lalu

    im so happy so see him talk and listening to his side of the story im deff looking forward to see what he does this season

  • Jason Choi
    Jason Choi 10 hari yang lalu +140

    Always amazed at how players are way more likeable after doing JJ's podcast. I never thought I would say this, but I hope Simmons has a great comeback year.

    • prxy4luvvvtwice
      prxy4luvvvtwice 10 hari yang lalu +3

      ur just another victim of the internet u clearly need to think for yourself just advice !

    • Dakotah Jackson
      Dakotah Jackson 10 hari yang lalu +4

      well ben never really talked before this…

    • Harley L
      Harley L 10 hari yang lalu +7

      @Old Thug exactly this lmao

    • Old Thug
      Old Thug 10 hari yang lalu +35

      its almost like you finally just listened to what he has to say 😂 instead of just running with whatever the media says

  • 777bhana
    777bhana 2 hari yang lalu

    It's going to be interesting to see Ben comeback this season & seeing how he's able to deal with the fans & media..... The Nets could be a threat if he's just at 80%

  • Memphis
    Memphis 5 hari yang lalu

    I’m appreciative JJ was able to do this interview, I also understand you must strike a balance between being a respectful Interviewer and asking the tough questions or pressing an issue. With that said, it was a solid interview, however JJ still allowed Ben to get away with answering questions by putting the blame on anything else and not take responsibility for his own actions in the situation. My opinion hasn’t changed on him, he lacks the ability to take accountability for what he does or does not do. Durning the interview Ben was able to pen point key actions the Sixers took that he felt was wrong, Spoke about Doc making him Practice during Practice (Let’s not forget he didn’t go back cause he thought it was the right thing to do, he went back for that 8 mil), talked Doc and Jojo saying they didn’t support him after the game with the Hawks, no they supported him and also held him accountable, they did not disrespect Ben in any way, then he talked about no one was gone to get on a plane to see him until last minute 😳, Ben grow up, might have been last min but they were still willing to come out to speak with you, they also have family and friends. Now when it came to himself, came to his faults and errors and time to be a man and be responsible, all he had to say was “I did something’s wrong on my end” he owned up to nothing. I understand the mental health issues and having nothing negative to say around that issue. Ben Simmons needs to grow up, drop the child like mentality and be a Man.

  • Bryan Bugaoan
    Bryan Bugaoan 9 hari yang lalu

    Props to JJ to be subtle and proper when having to interview. It allowed players to open up and made it safe. Sometimes we never realise how special and take Ben for granted. He is an amazing player. No judgement and keep moving forward. Forget the pass criticism and play the game you love. It’s more than a game

  • Byte Mark
    Byte Mark 10 hari yang lalu +1

    Great interview JJ & crew! I am excited to see Ben play this season.

  • Kate Manhao
    Kate Manhao 10 hari yang lalu +3

    Kevin’s wide open…NOPE! 🤣🤣🤣
    Quote of the podcast!! Loved every second of it. Bens going to ball out this season 🙌🏼

  • Dey Vega
    Dey Vega 8 hari yang lalu +2

    The problem with this new media is they don’t hold players accountable. I still hear a lot of excuses. I hope ben can talk to a real one without any agenda but to tell him what he did right, and what he did wrong.

  • zkWHAT
    zkWHAT 9 hari yang lalu +2

    "It's easy to guard guys who all they can do is score"
    I bet it's even easier to guard people who can't score, Ben.

  • ForestOfDiamonds
    ForestOfDiamonds 9 hari yang lalu

    Such a great interview. Well done JJ. I’m now a Ben Simmons fan.

  • Mike Korzemba
    Mike Korzemba 10 hari yang lalu +1346

    Thank you to all of you for shedding more light to this entire situation and bringing the attention that is DESERVED to the mental health discussion. You are truly changing things, it is incredible to see 🙏

    • Crohns_
      Crohns_ 8 hari yang lalu

      Watch Mike make a video on Ben now

    • Mark Price
      Mark Price 9 hari yang lalu

      @Uole Gullook Thanks.
      Hope you're doing well, and continue to take care of yourself.

    • Uole Gullook
      Uole Gullook 10 hari yang lalu

      @Mark Price well said

    • Mark Price
      Mark Price 10 hari yang lalu +1

      @Uole GullookI have mental health issues as well. I spoke with my workplace to work things out but eventually the General Manager demonstrated he didn't understand.
      I can fully relate to most of what Ben said, and how he handled things. You don't have the power, nor the right, to end this story. There is a good bit off difference between mental health sufferers, and because it doesn't make sense to you doesn't mean it isn't true or completely understandable too someone else.
      I, like most people with an opinion on Ben, actually have no idea if it's true. Many still think confidently he has major character flaws, rather than understanding that their opinions aren't fact and we can all be wrong.

    • Appreciate The Game
      Appreciate The Game 10 hari yang lalu

      @Uole Gullook 🧢

  • Keith Hoover
    Keith Hoover 9 hari yang lalu +2

    I hope Ben figures it out..because literally the only thing he's missing is a steady consistent jump shot and go to move.

  • BALLER Brown
    BALLER Brown 8 hari yang lalu +1

    “Mental health” is a buzz word nowadays and mental health is VERY important. Respect to Ben for sharing his side but some of it does sound like a lot of excuses. Regardless, he is a great player and sending positive vibes for a wonderful career. 💯

  • Kevin E
    Kevin E 8 hari yang lalu

    I think it’s great we finally hear some of what Ben was going through and his thoughts. He’s a great player and we want him to do well. However also, I think JJ and the podcast coddled him a bit through the interview and there was a lack of real accountability. BOTH sides Philly org and Ben were wrong in some ways. Still seems that Ben is deflecting the real issues instead of saying “look I did x y z this was wrong , I can do this better by etc” I didn’t really get that. You can tell he’s still thin skinned. This is in no way discounting mental health issues because that’s real!

  • LilReggie025
    LilReggie025 10 hari yang lalu +1

    Ben always been a real one to me, people always feel like they can speak on what they would do this and that when literally only he is in his shoes everyday, we all have our own lifes everyones isn’t meant to walk da same exact path! Fans n media really put sports above real life and being humans first! Especially for brothas basketball is an escape or a way to help our families typically we have 10x more real life pressure going on then some basketball game🤷🏾‍♂️💯

  • The Perfect Life - Isaac Joshi

    I've always thought Ben was great, annoyed when he didn't play last season but man is a talent, and could conceivably build up a jump shot

  • Johary Narivony
    Johary Narivony 8 hari yang lalu +1

    Great episode, can't wait for that first game :) Go Nets

  • Pod Father
    Pod Father 9 hari yang lalu +15

    This was the best podcast he could’ve came to mentally lol.. Former teammate + comfortability. Easy interview for him.

  • PharoahBeezy1
    PharoahBeezy1 9 hari yang lalu +1

    Great interview! Ben is the type of player you can win a championship with! I rather see him play with a team like the Warriors. His lethal ability & unselfishness would fit right in. If the Brooklyn nets want to go far they need to let him run point guard . He would get Kyrie & Kevin open shots. He makes his teammates better, rebounds, scores, & plays Elite Defense. Ben Simmons is Great! He reminds me of Penny Hardaway. I’m excited about his comeback. Mental health & haters are real. Joel embiid & Doc Rivers, & Philly are garbage. They will regret losing him. Fucc the haters Ben Simmons is Legendary

    • calo2006
      calo2006 9 hari yang lalu

      Golden State don’t want him, they already have a better defender in Wiggins who can guard the best player of the other team and is not afraid to shoot, is not afraid to play hard get foul and go to the line even when his biggest weakness is free throws (both players weakness are free throws). But Wiggins is not weak mentally, he attacks his weakness, Simmons hides from his weakness.
      That right there is their biggest difference. The Warriors will pick Wiggins over Simmons in a heartbeat!

  • Young Dr. Seuss
    Young Dr. Seuss 10 hari yang lalu +329

    Ben saying "good days" or "good times" every-time they reminisce on a moment shows how much he misses being on the court, bro cool asf too

    • basel mohamed
      basel mohamed 9 hari yang lalu

      Nah bro

    • Unbeaten_east 1
      Unbeaten_east 1 9 hari yang lalu +3

      Sometimes I forget these guys are human

    • Engr
      Engr 10 hari yang lalu +30

      @Bee Bee Where is the part there where he's not calming down?

    • Lswat Ent
      Lswat Ent 10 hari yang lalu +6

      Sometime life can be rough and a real fight with your inter demons but gotta keep pushing I am really trying to make a difference in my life by doing youtube

    • Bee Bee
      Bee Bee 10 hari yang lalu +13

      Okay calm down

  • Nicola -
    Nicola - 9 hari yang lalu

    I love you giving Ben the platform to tell his story. I'm not a Nets fan in any way but now I'm a Ben Simmons fan. I want to see him kill it this season.

  • iTuber012
    iTuber012 10 hari yang lalu +4

    Softball interview but a step in the right direction so nets fans should be encouraged.
    I'm glad Ben is getting back on track
    @1:00:00 mental health or not, He didn't want to work but wanted to get paid.... Let's keep it a buck and say he very clearly gave AF about losing that money.
    @59:00 in regards to being "thrown under the bus" Imagine you're in a pitch meeting with clients and your coworkers completely freezes up and the client decides to pass on your pitch.... Mental health or not, of course your peers would be pissed at you.

    • bronc0 knows ball
      bronc0 knows ball 8 hari yang lalu

      they can be mad but to deflect all the blame in front of the world? definitely threw him under the bus lol

  • ·〰Poofie~Baku〰·💘
    ·〰Poofie~Baku〰·💘 10 hari yang lalu +2

    Ben seems like such a chill dude, I really hope that he has a great year next day

  • Victoria 💋𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    Only JJ can bring the best of everyone huge shoutout to him for making Ben feel open and safe

  • Henry Twitchell
    Henry Twitchell 11 hari yang lalu +307

    Congrats J.J. for always having Ben's back and never going against him ever in that whole drama, what a great vet and a good friend!

    • Chris Jacobs
      Chris Jacobs 7 hari yang lalu

      @Subjectively Objective it’s not hating if you’re telling your friend something he needs to hear that literally would make the team better he just said in this interview “I want to do whatever it takes to make the team better” except shoot which was a big reason the sixers lose not the only but the biggest jj is a bad friend for softballing the interview

    • jakasmalakas
      jakasmalakas 10 hari yang lalu +2

      @MAGACOP bruh this about his mental health and wellbeing not just about his game. He is human

      MAGACOP 10 hari yang lalu

      @Subjectively Objective Its not hate...its LOVE.
      "Bro you need too learn how to shoot and start shooting more"
      Takes 5 seconds.
      No big deal.
      You see it as hate because you are softer than he is.

  • patrick y
    patrick y 9 hari yang lalu

    Thank goodness and thanks to all the active and former players with podcasts.If this was another time we would have NEVER heard Simmons' side of the story.....until he retired

  • -omgitssteph- Hah
    -omgitssteph- Hah 9 hari yang lalu +2


  • Damyan Menifee
    Damyan Menifee 9 hari yang lalu

    Warriors in 6

  • Casey
    Casey 10 hari yang lalu

    So glad to hear from Ben. Seemed so obvious he was getting a bit of a bad rap. Hope to see him shine again. Great interview JJ.

  • Matt Colgan
    Matt Colgan 10 hari yang lalu +6

    “Got thrown under the bus in game 7”
    The dude literally scored 1 point or less in the 4th Qt of games 3-7! He was absolutely horrible when he was needed most. Miss me with that “I got thrown under the bus” narrative. Dude has no desire to win. Simmo is no Savage

  • Bryan R 🇻🇳
    Bryan R 🇻🇳 9 hari yang lalu

    Thank you for this interview have Ben the first time ever really heard him speak sounds like a really nice guy And the media portrayed him as a bad guy… So thank you again and I will be rooting for Ben this winter Thank you

  • Hazel! 𝐟𝐮𝐜* 𝐦E 𝐜𝐡EС𝐤 -ɪᴛ-💖

    Amazing interview 🙏🔥 Looking forward to seeing Ben ball in Brooklyn!