Simmons plays the game hard and its certainly understandable why veteran players are intimidated by his play.
In just the last two games, Simmons has gotten into scuffles towards the end of the game.
Marcus Morris went after Ben Simmons 😳 pic.twitter.com/T4o8XyT4Zs
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 11, 2018
Perhaps the best part of it has been Simmons’ reaction. He knows he is becoming a target and he doesn’t care.
Like Joel Embiid‘s attempts to get the opponent to lose their cool, Simmons seems to feed off it.
They both were ejected from the game and it appears Simmons indicates to Lowry to meet him in the hallway.
Ben Simmons and Kyle Lowry were ejected with six seconds left, and then they both agreed to continue their “conversation” into the tunnel. pic.twitter.com/WxXfa0PpYh
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) January 15, 2018
Once again Lowry looks much angrier than Simmons, and he seems to enjoy these confrontations.
Simmons smartly pointed out that both Morris and Lowry were both from Philly.
It’s nice to see Simmons enjoying his rookie season, while also making sure opponents don’t push him around.
It should earn his respect around the league soon.