Stephen A. Smith Says Ben Simmons’ Mental Health Issues ‘Make No Sense,’ Calls Out Nets For Being A Part Of It

Stephen A. Smith: Ben Simmons' Mental Health Issues 'Make No Sense'

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  • Stephen A. Smith is done making excuses for Ben Simmons.
  • The ESPN host went off about Simmons and his mental health, saying none of it makes any sense.
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Stephen A. Smith is calling BS on Ben Simmons’ mental health excuses.

While talking about the Nets’ ceiling with just Kevin Durant available to play, Smith decided to go on a bit of a rant about Simmons during Friday’s edition of ‘First Take.’

Not only did Smith go off about Simmons, but he also condemned the Nets for being a part of this entire situation. Smith simply doesn’t understand how Simmons hasn’t played an NBA game since June.

Smith did state that mental health is a very serious issue that should never be diminished, but then essentially went off and diminished Simmons’ mental health issues.

“There are people who believe Ben Simmons was telling the truth, and there are people who believe he is lying. Forget all of that stuff in Philadelphia, I’m speaking strictly to Brooklyn, New York,” Smith explained.

“It’s a bunch of BS going on with the Brooklyn Nets organization and you should be ashamed of being a part of it.”

“Ben Simmons hasn’t played since last June, clearly he’s physically healthy, so now let’s get to the mental.”

“How are you able to travel with the team, sit around with them, cheer all day long, support the team, but you can’t bounce a basketball? It makes no sense, it makes no sense.” 

Stephen A. Has Heard Enough About Ben Simmons’ Issues

In October of 2021, the 76ers were ‘reportedly furious’ with Ben Simmons and believed he was ‘faking an injury and mental illness.’

Simmons finally escaped Philly and has landed in Brooklyn, but Stephen A. has made it clear it’s time for him to get back on the floor.

The 25-year-old guard last played on June 20 of 2021. He averaged 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 6.9 assists during the 2020-21 campaign.