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Simmons: 76ers didn’t give me the mental health help I needed

Ben Simmons said the Sixers did not give him the help he asked for or needed when he was going through mental health issues during his time with the organization.

Simmons, who featured on JJ Redick’s ‘Old Man and the Three’ podcast, said some teammates and coaches didn’t give him the support he was looking for, which contributed to the organization’s ugly end. fished him out. Redick and Simmons were teammates for the Sixers. The 6ft 10in point guard was out all last season as he faced mental health issues and was traded to the Nets in a blockbuster trade for James Harden at the deadline. February exchanges.

“I was in such a bad place where I was like, fuck, I’m trying to get here and you guys are throwing all this other stuff at me where you’re not helping. And that’s all that what I wanted was help,” Simmons said.


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