Shaq: 'We can make the assumption' that Sixers' Simmons isn't putting in the work


Last week, Ben Simmons reportedly told the Philadelphia 76ers in a meeting that he doesn't intend to report to training camp later this month, signaling his desire to leave the franchise, and soon.

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But for the past seven weeks, teams around the league have been unwilling to meet Philadelphia's steep asking price for Simmons. And one NBA legend isn't confident that the former first overall pick has made enough of an effort to solve his bewildering shooting woes and shed his new-low reputation.

"We can make the assumption that you're not putting in the work," Shaquille O'Neal told The DA Show on Wednesday. "People who put in the work, when you see the product, you're saying, 'Oh, okay, he's been working.' But I don't want to see Instagrams of you making 15 to 19-footers and then when you're down one, dribbling under the basket when you have a guy who's 5-foot-1 on you to pass to somebody else because you're scared to go to the line...

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