If there wasn’t sufficient chaos in 2020 to persuade you that the top occasions are close to, then maybe this can: Ben Simmons tried and made a 3-point basket within the 76ers’ sport towards the Magic on New Yr’s Eve.
For years, the discourse round Simmons has centered on the younger star’s incapacity and unwillingness to develop an out of doors shot. Whether or not it is Giannis Antetokounmpo or JaVale McGee, it typically appears as if the one manner for gamers to proceed progressing in immediately’s NBA is so as to add the 3-ball to their arsenal.
So when Simmons caught a go within the nook and went straight right into a jumper with out hesitation, it is honest to say followers have been a bit stunned.
Simmons entered the sport 2 of 24 for his profession from 3 and hadn’t made one since Dec. 7, 2019. He didn’t try a 3-point shot in his first 4 video games this season. He is now taking pictures 100% from outdoors in 2020-21. It is exhausting to do a lot better than that.
After all, Twitter took the second very severely and did not make any jokes in any respect.
Ben Simmons 3pt % this yr: 100% 🔥🔥🔥🔥😈😈😈😈😈
Steph Curry “best shooter of all time” 3pt % this yr: 31.8% 🤢🤢🤢🤢😹😹😹😹😹
Stats don’t lie. pic.twitter.com/fllQNBrKIW
— 𝙀𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙥𝙨𝙚 🧩 (@WashedEclipse) January 1, 2021
Even Simmons’ teammate Dwight Howard could not assist however giggle with pleasure.
Be careful, world. There is a new Ben Simmons coming in 2021. Or possibly not. In all probability not.