Tobias Harris on Ben Simmons: 'When he's ready, we will embrace our brother with love'


Tobias Harris's journey as a Philadelphia 76er hasn't been smooth-sailing.

He drew a lot of criticism throughout his first full season here, in 2019-20, and took a lot of heat from the team's fan base after signing a huge five-year, $180 million deal without the performance that would make such a contract worth it. He's often had to step it up in a big way when injuries to Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid have occurred. And he's currently dealing with the effects of a nightmare scenario between Simmons and the 76ers, with new details, twists and turns coming with every new day.

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Luckily, Harris is well-equipped with the intangibles needed to cope with all of the above situations, and his exceptional leadership isn't anything new. His teammates and coaches have lauded him for that trait in the past, and he's using it to deal with the constant buzz surrounding the team right now. After news broke that Simmons told his teammates and coaches that he's "