Doc Rivers made an interesting comparison on Friday when discussing the organization’s attempts to convince Ben Simmons to report to training camp.
Simmons has reportedly stated he will not report to camp until he is traded. The disgruntled All-Star forward doesn’t plan to play another game for the franchise, but the Sixers are hoping that he will ultimately change his mind.
During an appearance on MSNBC, the Philadelphia 76ers head coach brought up Trump voters when speaking on the entire situation.
“There’s times that I think we’re getting through,” Rivers said. “And there’s times that I think that I’m talking to people who still believe Trump won the election. So I’m not sure, but I’m going to keep trying.”
If you cannot tell, Rivers is basically alluding to the fact that both Simmons and people who still believe that Donald Trump won last year’s election have shown some stubbornness with their actions.
Simmons made another All-Star team and helped the Sixers get the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but then he poured in an awful second round series in the playoffs where he just flat out refused to shoot the ball in the fourth quarter.
Head coach Doc Rivers and superstar teammate Joel Embiid threw Simmons under the bus for his rough performance and things have been terrible ever since.
It’s going to be a weird season in Philly.