Ben Simmons talks Sixers exit, Philly fans, not dunking, and mental health on JJ Redick podcast

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — Ben Simmons said during an interview on former teammate JJ Redick’s podcast that he did not feel supported by the Sixers while dealing with mental health struggles in the aftermath of their 2021 playoff loss to the Atlanta Hawks, leading to his trade request and months-long holdout before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in February. “I was in such a bad place where I was like, [expletive], I’m trying to get here and you guys are, like, throwing all these other things at me to where you’re not helping,” Simmons said on The Old Man & the Three episode posted Thursday. “And that’…

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