Blake Griffin pulled a Ben Simmons on wide-open dunk opportunity


Philadelphia 76ers fans don't need another reason to have Ben Simmons on their minds, as Tuesday brought us all the Simmons-related drama that we could handle. The 25-year-old was thrown out of practice, suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, and was once again the focal point of NBA talk for the day. Is that not enough material to nullify the need for any other reasons to think about Simmons?

Unfortunately, Brooklyn Nets veteran Blake Griffin gave us exactly that, bringing Simmons to mind in an embarrassing moment in the NBA season opener against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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No, he didn't miss several free throws toward the end of a game. No, he didn't refuse to take a three-pointer. No, he didn't get thrown out of practice and serve as a distraction to his Nets teammates and coaches. But he did have a moment that was eerily reminiscent to the play that very well may have marked Simmons' low point on a basketball court, one that has burned an image in the consciences of Sixers fans for years to come. First, Griffin's play (h/t Redditor Josh-trihard7):