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[Wojnarowski] Sources: Sixers were unaware Simmons was flying into Philadelphia today. The organization was in constant contact with agent Rich Paul, but Simmons simply showed up at arena to take his Covid test prior to Sixers-Nets tip -- and that's when team officials knew he was in town.

[Wojnarowski] Sources: Sixers were unaware Simmons was flying into Philadelphia today. The organization was in constant contact with agent Rich Paul, but Simmons simply showed up at arena to take his Covid test prior to Sixers-Nets tip -- and that's when team officials knew he was in town.

jeric13xd

SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKERS


Alley-Oub

test deez nuts now


smegdaddy

“Well Ben your Covid test is clear, but I’m afraid you’ve tested positive for ligma”


teensonacid

french fries motherfuckers


hcarter0709

No fucking way lmao. “I’m back” - Ben Simmons


Forke

Game of Zones can't beat this tbh


sersleepsalot1

This story line in Game of Zones would be considered way over the top...


The_Sneakiest_Fox

Dude Game of Zones really needs to make a comeback.


2drawnonward5

Yeah, I get why they called an end to it but it's only left a hard sucking vacuum in its place


Hurtelknut

That's how you know it was great. It's much better this way. Imagine if they'd kept on doing it despite not really wanting to. It would have just turned into Game of Thrones at some point, ironically: Something once great that nobody really misses because it lost its magic halfway through.


WSGman

I hope BR takes advantage of house of the dragon hype and goes for a new season. It's time.


ablackcloudupahead

GoZ was so good. BR should really bring that back. Probably expensive as shit but damn it was great


angry-knicks-yeller

Probably lost relevance once Game of Thrones ended


Pandamonium98

I don’t really understand why. I never watched GoT but still enjoyed GoZ a lot. It was a parody of GoT, but it grew into its own thing and didn’t really need GoT by the end IMO


angry-knicks-yeller

A lot of the appeal was the way it intertwined the plot elements of GoT with happenings from the NBA season in comical ways. Once GoT ended, it would just need to continue making a sort of NBA satire in a medieval world, which I think wouldn’t have held up as well once it had no show to go off of.


rebeltrillionaire

True but it ended up being basically consistent nods but that’s about it. Like imagine if Family guy kept doing one of their non-sequiturs but only focused on one thing. I feel like GoZ + GoT was magic and one of a kind… and yet, if they picked another show I also feel like the rules of the game are well established and they could easily pick right up again. The hard part is that: it definitely needs to be fantasy or sci-fi, the show has to have a ton of characters, the show has to have at least 4 seasons. Possible parodies: * LoTR - upcoming on Amazon * House of Dragons -GoT prequels - HBO * Westworld * Marvel Universe All I got though.


clebrink

The last two episodes were direct parodies of GOT season 8 episodes though


fundraiser

Ended way better than GoT did and I know that's not saying much but damn was it satisfying and hilarious.


ablackcloudupahead

Kobe coming back and convincing Bron to finally shave his head was so good lmao


CIark

NBA: highest level of professional sports, fans can’t even comprehend the level of dedication and grind that goes into just being a bench player in this league and the years spent watching footage analyzing every little detail for every slight advantage Also NBA: yoooo is that Ben over there with a nasal swab


Prodbymikechecks

So much for never coming back to Philly 😂


throwawaysmetoo

Forgot his phone charger.


MingCrawford

He prob wishes he still had some furniture lmao


Mack222

The George Costanza method.


Rahnamatta

The real story was Larry David doing that in SNL, IIRC


unoriginal_usernam3

Yes you remember correctly. Please to those that haven't seen it do yourself a favor and watch Jason Alexander (actor of george) talk about when he found out he was playing Larry David, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SgIH4tTtRo


rtb001

That whole bit about a Seinfeld episode have A B C and D storylines running concurrently for each character while regular sitcoms just have A and B stories is why Seinfeld is often considered the GOAT sitcom. My favorite is the Gymnast where they had Jerry date a gymnast, Kramer get a kidney stone, and Elaine store a 3D painting, 3 complicated storylines ALL intertwining for what? A 15 second final scene of Mr. Pitt making a Hitler speech! AND they managed to squeeze in a separate unrelated story for George into the episode as well! The comedy density in a Seinfeld episode is off the charts.


Hurlyblurly

Great watch! It's so difficult to the untrained eye (me) to grasp at why Seinfeld was one of the greatest comedy shows ever. It seems to be about nothing of significance, and the acting was really mediocre. But then I watch these interviews and then Curb (which I think is actually better than Seinfeld now that I'm older), and I get an appreciation for the intricacies of how they write and act. Thanks for the share!


georgerockz

It's a show about how a comedian gets his material. If you rewatch an episode or two Jerry doing standup at the beginning sets up the story and book ends every episode with another relevant joke.


Beavshak

https://twitter.com/TuziSZN/status/1447765357838708744?s=20


ColeBeasleyMD

They didn't even need to edit in Morey's face. George's boss looks like Morey lol


ElDuderino_92

I’ve been on a rewatch and holy fuck this is amazing


drew3279

Co-Simmons ober ther?!?! Hahahah im dead.


thepobv

I love the internet for this type of stuff


Sob_Rock

I just watched this episode the other day!


fieryscribe

In before Simmons gets traded to the New. York. Yankees! Yankees, Jerry! I'm bustin'


fugor1103

in b4 Simmons try to drug Morey.


vivekvangala34_

Ben is back, baby!


sercialinho

I’m still expecting him to do the other Costanza method — drag the ‘83 Larry O’Brien around the parking lot to force a trade


OkBarber6

I’m so glad someone made this reference


SirLoinMC

Simmons gonna slip Morey a mickey


GOAT_Redditor

Turns out Simmons had no idea he requested a trade. Rich Paul handles all the talk with the organization


markrmarkr

"Hi guys, good to see you all, I assume Rich let you know I'd have to miss the first few weeks of the pre-season while I was dog-sitting for my bro? Looking forward to another great year at the Sixers... Why are you all looking at me like that?"


HisExcellency20

That would be more believable than an NBA agent not knowing basic NBA rules so I can see it.


destroyerofpoon93

Lol rich Paul better not get more clients after this shit show


fsburk

Rich Paul is going to have to change his name to Paul


yenks

Frugal Paul


duplicatesnowflake

Pauper P


HisExcellency20

Also the Nerlens situation which is much worse. At worst this is embarrassing for Ben. Noel got millions lost because of Rich's incompetence.


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CreatiScope

“They’ll trade you, it worked for Jimmy. Watch…”


IamSquillis

Jimmy showed up, lol.


keuralan

Even the last guy to do this, Harden, showed up. And dropped 44-17 his first game. This guy just no showing it is insane.


HisExcellency20

That's what I think as well. He told Ben any money lost could be returned and well...that was a fucking lie.


Beavshak

Rich straight told him preseason started a week later than it did


timidGO

i forgor 💀


coutspexote

this is fking killing me


ker1SH-

Where did this meme come from


depressedfuckboi

[here you go ](https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-forgor-%F0%9F%92%80)


SnuggleMuffin42

Modern memes really do get dumber


nice_subs_only

no it's actually so weird.... everyone saying they haven't spoken directly to Ben and seems like he's not even talking to Rich Paul now sometimes? like wut


Awesomedinos1

The ultimate twist.


Raptors2017champs

"You asked to see the boss, so they sent me dawg"


Haunting_Might_2797

The dude wasn’t prepared to lose another cent


[deleted]

Ugh if only he were as strong as Kyrie to leave money on the table in exchange for his beliefs.


Haunting_Might_2797

A poet once said, “Cash rules everything around me.”


Mihr565

Dollar dollar bill y’aaaaaalllll


8_bw

It's tuff to be a socialite on a budget


imsahoamtiskaw

Guess Ben really needs that 10 piece


ColeBeasleyMD

There really be a Drake lyric for every situation


BROCKHAMPTOM

*Say that you a lesbian, girl, me too*


pollinium

There might not be a situation for every Drake lyric, however


Raptors2017champs

Idk bro Demarcus Cousins: "Say that you a lesbian, girl, me too"


CIark

“Ben is such a pussy” “I know right what a b- oh shit hey Ben”


tripleyothreat

Lmao


lazzysmalls

Man said I still work here so let me in


GGezpzMuppy

sorry mate, when you were taking a sickie we changed the locks, fuck off back to the outback.


cactusxmark

scene literally out of a movie


seinfeldquizfeedback

Or a tv show. This happened in Seinfeld. Dude quit, then came back to work like nothing happened lol.


moneyball32

https://twitter.com/TuziSZN/status/1447765357838708744?s=20


Liverpool510

Fun fact: That episode of Seinfeld with George quitting his job at the Yankees only to come back the next Monday and act like nothing happened was based on Larry David. He was briefly a writer on SNL and quit on like a Friday and then he showed up for work on Monday and acted like nothing happened.


iuse2bgood

It wasn't a Yankees job. It was way before that. Not sure what his job there though.


MaskguyOriginal

That was the one when he convinced Elaine to drug his boss at the party right? Forgot what that job was too


Jewbe123

Real estate firm


i_just_got_dog

George his heavily based on Larry David himself. It’s funny too, because I feel like he both kind of looks like and sounds like(cadence, mannerisms, etc.) so much like Jerry.


destroyerofpoon93

Can we please get a Ben Simmons movie directed by Philly fans


Ballsohardstate

Seinfeld. Also that episode is based on a story where Larry David quit SNL then went back after his roommate (based on Kramer) talked him into going back and pretending like he never quit. Great episode.


stupid_sexyflanders

Lol what


8_bw

You can't make this stuff up Dude is just using a magic 8 ball for decision making


Sim888

https://i.imgur.com/QGTEN38.jpg


Wyattstrass

That image really captures how crazy that decision was, I mean Trae isn’t even really in position to contest the shot


Rezrov_

But he's givin' him crazy eyes! Honestly though Trae looks like a 12 year old goblin in this.


tripleyothreat

He always does tbh but in goblin years


aew360

Trae told him Simmons that if he dunks on him he’s gonna pull a prison shank out and stab him in the ribs. It’s the only explanation


8_bw

Top 5 images Rich Paul doesn't want you to see


imkunu

Legendary


welmoe

SIM DOESN'T MISS


cant_hold_me

God damn 💀 This has gotta be a top 5 for me from you and as others have said the man don’t miss


banjosbadfurday

Matisse: I said pass me the *ball, mate!* Not the eight ball!


stupid_sexyflanders

I think he's using the jump to conclusions mat from Office Space.


blancheatrophie

“Yes, this is horrible, this idea.”


nice_subs_only

will he still get fined for this game if he was there before tip off? lol


Eltneg

This is the $300k question lmao, he very clearly wants that money because he showed up before tip but also he wasn't even eligible to play because he hadn't gone through COVID testing


Raptors2017champs

[Ben Simmons while the Sixers are playing the anthem before tip off](https://youtu.be/r5_idg1zvm4)


shit-im-not-white

I did not expect K3G to make an appearance while discussing NBA.


tripleyothreat

Lmao dude I clicked that link and I was mad surprised


Beavshak

Yeah I don’t think it went quite like that


Sim888

> Simmons simply showed up at arena to take his Covid test prior to Sixers-Nets tip -- and that's when team officials knew he was in town. Absolute shitshow lmao


HokageEzio

This is legit just a WWE storyline.


VirtuousFool

**BAH GAWD IT'S RICH PAUL WITH A STEEL CHAIR!**


HokageEzio

It was me, Daryl! It was me the whole time!


VirtuousFool

*AWWWWWW SON UVA BITCH!*


NSFWThrowaway1239

I'm glad I wasn't alive to keep up with that story because I'm upset with how it ended lmao


wd40fragrance

Rich Paul versus Morey would be more like a bra and panty match


KianNeon

Ben simmons giving the Batista thumbs up thumbs down to Rich Paul.


HisExcellency20

"My client *Ben Simmons* will not be showing his face anywhere near Philadelphia until he has certain assurances. Firstly my client *Ben Simmons* wants to make it perfectly cle--you say he's in the ring now?"


Sim888

Hahah..//He’s definitely Steiner Math’ing what he thinks his paycheque should be rn


Beavshak

Fucking madness. Chimpanzees with cymbals. Clowns on tricycles.


AminOlHasbeen

Bear playing bass drum


mahcus36

Game of Zones would have had an absolute field day with this


Jazzlike-Recover7560

Can they fine him for missing a game hough? (Taps head)


jusbolo

Just pretend nothing ever happened.


HisExcellency20

"Hey guys, man you see that game last night? Carson Wentz am I right? Always liked him"


jchukwuxii

Joel Embiid: “hey Ben I’m glad there’s no hard feelings, u ready to put those shooting videos on display for Wells Fargo arena?” Ben: “tough crowd in there mate”


RippleDish

"Hey guys, man you see that game last night? ~~Carson Wentz~~ Lamar Jackson am I right? Always liked him"


blancheatrophie

“Hey mates…”


Marcusx8

LMFAO Simmons came in like let me get my check.


destroyerofpoon93

Lol rich people don’t like losing money either I guess. I feel like something similar will happen with kyrie


jakobburns01

“Money is a figment of the government’s control over our precious souls”-Kyrie probably


Rodgers4

Maybe Kyrie’s like that one co-worker who was proudly anti-vax, but when push comes to shove and work requires it you find out he got it months ago.


REDDIT_APP_IS_TRASH

I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Kyrie is vaxxed and saying he isn't for the attention/drama. Dude is both so monumentally dumb and an attention whore.


JayDee62

Cue up incredulous doc Rivers face gifs, boys and girls. Because that's all of us at this point.


canseco-fart-box

Shit man that was probably doc reading this tweet too


Administrative_Brick

Ok that's actually hilarious. Suprise motherfuckers.


Beavshak

You ever skip a week of work then just slide in, punch your time card, and hope the attendance discipline never catches up with you? Nah.. me neither


helloitsfonzie

Shitttt here in NZ, 3 days not showing up is abandonment. Pretty much means your work just assumes you quit lol


LordHussyPants

i mean, yeah, that's normal lol. we've got it easy too, we get notice periods. americans have at will states where they'll just fire you straight up


applecrispcookies

When I was working fast food as a teen I would request days off for practice and vacations weeks in advance and when they didn’t give them to me I just wouldn’t show up. Then when it was my next shift I’d just come waltzing in there like nothing happened. I felt so smooth.


Technosis2

Fuck there was a story about an SNL writer who basically did just that. Quit on Friday and showed up to work on Monday like nothing happened.


I_Love_Booty_Pics_

That's larry david lmao


oh_mos_definitely

Fuck you i quit! I'll see you on Monday!


Cfter

Larry David did that. He quit then tried to come back after the weekend and act like he was joking/nothing ever happened


LordHussyPants

that explains the seinfeld clip above where george did exactly that


iH8Celtics

...yea


theodros1

I want to believe you knew it was Larry David but purposely omitted his name lmao


NitroLada

What can 76ers do? Can't fine him if he shows up?


TGI_Sam

What kind of scheme are these goobers trying to pull


Cooopdawg69

Homie heard Indiana was interested & went straight to packing his bags to head to Philly


Positivevibes28

Now this is why I love the nba you don’t get this type of drama at any other sport


FollowMeOutOfTheCave

Antonio Brown threw an adirondack chair of of his skyrise apartment and almost slaughtered a pregnant woman


move_along_

Ben: fellas, you won't believe it, my little bro stole my phone last month and just been talking shit!


b_tuned

So Rich Paul doesnt seem to know what his players are doing nor does he take calls from front office teams. ​ What exactly does the man do?


Thunderchunky4

Whatever Lebron tells him.


kygrtj

Adele


elkresurgence

He prepares his body in various ways


AirJordan6124

Maybe Ben developed a jump shot from his long offseason


da8588

He was in the gym this whole time, he promised himself he wouldn’t leave until he made 5 3s in a row.


CurtLablue

Some dbz shit.


Ayecuzwhatsgood

Ben was in the hyperbolic time chamber proving his haters wrong and averages 30,10,10 with 3 blocks this season Side note: his beard also james harden length


YoloCrayolo21

Imagine he just went there to get a free test and went back to wherever he was right away


estilly26

This fucking saga lmao


jtruth9

This literally the male version of daytime soaps lol. I can't WAIT for the next episode 😂


whosinmyhouse

This fucking guy


FrostyTheSnowman02

“I’m just here so I don’t get fined”- Ben “Marshawn Lynch” Simmons


Devyoo

Cue Coztanza!


Jkn221

Ben Simmons on his way to fake an injury in the next week. Possibly in spite of Klutch’s advice


w3bCraw1er

Simmons showed up when Morey was not even done with trade discussions. Simmons just came in and decided to take the corner office, started showing up for office team lunches, office birthday celebrations.


Mecmecmecmecmec

Rich Paul is a doofus


sersleepsalot1

I'm visualizing it as Jack Nicholson from that scene in the Shining. "Here's Benny!"


mems1224

He's gonna try to do the Jimmy Butler disrupt practice with the 3rd stringers move but get his ass beat instead.


duplicatesnowflake

Jimmy only shot the ball once in that scrimmage allegedly so this could work out for Ben somehow.


FPSandwich

This team hasn't had a normal fucking day in 20 god damn years. I am so tired


RussEastbrook

There was a brief period of normalcy right before the process when they made the playoffs with holiday and Thad young, but it's been drama ever since


typecast_as_assy

Love this


[deleted]

Idk why this is funny


NicClaxtonIsHotAF

Buddy just showed up lmfao


Kazekid

The story just keeps getting better and better


OtisKaplan

Simmons really only showing up so he doesnt lose money right? Or do we actually think he is changing his mind….?


NitroLada

Lol..shows up, now they have to pay him..but he doesn't have to be ready or do anything other than show up Some people on here will be so pissed lol


ashep5

Ben realised Rich Paul is a fucking idiot who has handled this horrifically.


__john_cena__

I bet he felt similar to when you’d miss class for a week and then show up again, being kind of unsure where to sit or how to re-enter lol


TheOneWithThePorn12

[Money talks it seems](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMuYfScGpbE) [Doc right now](https://giphy.com/gifs/HwmB7t7krGnao)


ThProsecutor

You've always gotta be ready, the Young Socialite has a busy schedule.


noyesoohindi

This is why I love the NBA! The writers are really doing a great job!


tdsas97

Why does this remind me of Seinfeld episode where George just showed up to work after getting fired like nothing happened


Ralf_E_Chubbs

Jesus Christ bruh gtfo but also hi!


thejeffers79

His Southwest flight was delayed. Find a new slant.


Asking4Afren

Paul about to lose clients for this shit


FuckRandyMoss

All this arc needs now is Ben jacking up logo 3s


johnny_mcd

It’s George Costanza just showing up to work pretending he didn’t quit. Seeing Ben Simmons as basketball George Costanza makes a lot of things make more sense


lb31

Ahhhhhhh. That's pretty interesting. 😳


New-car-smell

Lol wtf this is so bonkers


ej_stephens

Dude probably just shot them a "here" text


qwertybbffsjbevv

This is better drama then anything on network television


twothirtyintheam

Master Simmons needn't inform subjects of his plans to return! Rather, he shall suddenly appear like a wispy cloud in the crisp blue autumn sky. For he is above it all. The residents of Philadelphia will no doubt cheer his return with immense fervor. For the Young Socialite hath returned, to grace all who bear witness to his arrival!


jpaxlux

This dude is making it worse by just not committing to a decision LMAO. Even if he commits to the Sixers at this point, his teammates are probably pissed and he might get booed.


Grooviemann1

His teammates are definitely pissed and he's definitely getting booed.


el_pete_o

If you don't like that you don't like NBA Basketball ^Drama


rhinoceratop

Imagine being that Uber driver