Ben Simmons of the Nets explains his infamous pass against the Hawks in the 2021 NBA Playoffs

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It was one of the most shocking moments in NBA Postseason History The final straw is in Ben Simmons’ time as Philadelphia 76er.

Simmons, now Member of Brooklyn NetsHe battled all series against the Atlanta Hawks during the 2021 Eastern Conference semi-finals.

Ben Simmons (25) of the Philadelphia 76ers defends Trae Young (11) of the Atlanta Hawks during Game 7 of the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs on June 20, 2021, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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In the seven-game series, starting point guard Simmons scored just 19 points in the last three games while attempting only three shots in total during the final quarter of the series.

But it was Game 7’s decision to cancel a wide open immersion that wiped out Simmons.

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With just over 3:30 left in the final quarter of Game 7 with Atlanta leading 88-86, Simmons made a baseline spin against Danilo Galinari, finding himself alone under the basket. Instead of putting the ball inside or dunking it to equalize the match, Simmons inexplicably passed to Matisse Thiebol, who had a foul and ended up making only one of his two free throws.

Philadelphia lost Game 7 star, Sixers star Joel Embiid, pointed to the post-match moment as a turning point in the series.

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Simmons ended up sitting out the entire 2021-2022 NBA season, had back surgery during the holiday season and is now preparing for the 2022-2023 Brooklyn training camp.

Ben Simmons of the Brooklyn Nets prepares before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 10, 2022, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Ben Simmons of the Brooklyn Nets prepares before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 10, 2022, at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
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On Thursday, Simmons joined the former NBA player and Current ESPN Analyst JJ Redick’s Podcast He discussed the pass that actually ended his time in Philadelphia.

Simmons joked when asked to explain his decision to pass the “100 point basket.” “The old man and the third” Audio notation. “Right now, I just spun, and I suppose Trae [Young] It will come faster. So, I think he will reach the pinnacle of success, and I see Matisse progressing… “You know, Matisse is an athlete, he can get up.” So, I’m thinking, “Okay, quick pass.” It will scan it, not knowing how much space there is.

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“It just happened so fast that you’re just reading. And in qualifying, you need to make the right decisions most of the time.”

Ben Simmons attends the 2022 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center USA on September 6, 2022, in Queens, New York City.

Ben Simmons attends the 2022 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center USA on September 6, 2022, in Queens, New York City.
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Redick, who was a teammate of Simmons During the 2017 and 2018 seasons, he notes, it was difficult for Simmons to know the youngster came to the defense before telling Simmons that the play looked bad when slowing it down.

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Simmons agreed, “Yeah, it sounds awful.” “When I look at it now, I’m like, ‘Man, I should have punched this…’. But that didn’t happen, and I was OK with that.”

Simmons requested a deal from Philadelphia before the start of the 2021-2022 season, finally getting his wish in February as part of a massive deal that was sent All-Star James Harden 10 times to the Sixers.

Brooklyn training camp begins Tuesday, September 27.

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