Ben Simmons Posts ‘Family’ Portrait With Lakers’ LeBron James & Anthony Davis

Ben Simmons has spent a lot of time in Lo Angeles, and his relationship with the Lakers is giving Philadelphia a terrible headache. Simmons was offered a massive contract worth $170 million, however he has yet to sign a contract.

However, his latest photo was tagged “Family,” and Simmons just added fuel to the fire.

“Rob Pelinka called me and said that Ben (Simmons) wanted to talk to Hall of Famers after the season, Magic was on the list. He asked for authorization… I said no. This was over a month ago.” – Elton Brand shooting down the Ben/Magic meeting

“It’s Philly. That’s what’s going to happen. I love it,” Simmons told reporters, via NBC Sports. “That’s how Philly is. If you can’t play here, you can’t. They’re going to give you s—, they talk s—, it is what it is. If you’re not playing well, they’re going to let you know, but I love being here. I love the fans here. I wouldn’t want to be in a place where they didn’t really care or only showed up when times are going well. A few years ago we were winning 10 games.”

There was a rumor suggesting that Simmons may join the Los Angeles Lakers. John Wilmes of Deadspin said that Davis’ contract will help Simmons make a decision regarding LeBron James’ team.

“It is clear that the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, Magic Johnson, is extremely into the prospect of this particular future,” he writes. “Simmons himself appeared to wish for it during the 2016 NBA Draft Lottery—in One & Done, he is shown watching the broadcast of the event and miming his hypothetical reactions if either the Sixers or the Lakers got the first pick and the right to sign him. When he imagines the Lakers getting it, he celebrates; when he imagines going to the Sixers, he shrugs wryly. Earlier in the movie, a Lakers blanket is visible in the background of his apartment. Currently, he dates L.A.-based famous person Kendall Jenner. You can decide what this all means.”

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