Ben Simmons Opens Up About The 76ers Holdout, His Shooting Struggles, The Hawks Series & More

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  • čas přidán 21. 09. 2022
  • The Old Man and The Three is BACK with an incredible interview with JJ's old Philadelphia 76ers teammate and current Brooklyn Net, Ben Simmons. This is Ben's first long-form interview in a couple of years so there's a lot to get to. You won't want to miss this one.
    Topics include:
    -What JJ and and Tommy have been up to since the break.
    -The chemistry that Ben and JJ developed as teammates.
    -Ben's often overlooked skills on the defensive end and his passing.
    -The shooting narrative surrounding Ben in The NBA.
    -Falling in love with basketball at an early age.
    -His time at LSU.
    -Dealing with negativity from media and fans online.
    -The story of someone taking video and heckling him in a candy store.
    -His mental health struggles over the last few years.
    -Why he held out on The Philadelphia 76ers.
    -Doc Rivers kicking him out of practice.
    -His last playoff series in Philadelphia against The Atlanta Hawks.
    -A detailed explanation as to why he passed up the wide open dunk on Trae Young.
    -What he's looking forward to most about playing with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and The Brooklyn Nets.
    -And so much more.
    Subscribe to The Old Man and The Three podcast w/ JJ Redick (ESPN / First Take) and Tommy Alter CZcams channel today for more NBA analysis and player interviews.
    We have a lot of great conversations dropping soon so be sure to subscribe to The Old Man and The Three wherever you get your podcasts to be notified when new episodes drop.
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Komentáře • 4 173

  • Shaq
    Shaq Před 11 dny +1773

    5:12 INTERVIEW STARTS
    19:50 PLAYIN WIT BEN
    22:55 NOT RESPONDING TO CRITICS
    23:50 GOIN VIRAL FOR SHOOTIN 3'S IN VEGAS
    25:00 SHOOTIN 3'S FOR NETS
    25:30 PLAYIN IN PHILLY
    27:00 THE PROCESS
    29:00 RAPTORS SERIES
    32:25 FALLIN IN LOVE W/ BASKETBALL
    34:00 LSU/COLLEGE TALK
    36:00 DRAFT NIGHT
    37:40 ROOKIE YEAR
    38:40 '22 #1 PICK INJURY
    39:40 ROOKIE YEAR BEEF W/ MITCHELL
    41:50 BREAK FROM NBA
    42:45 FITTING IN WITH NETS
    44:55 BEING TRADED
    45:40 LEAVING GROUP TEXT
    46:25 BACK INJURY
    51:55 BEING PRANKED AT CANDY STORE
    53:55 KEEPING INJURIES SECRET
    57:20 HAWKS SERIES / MENTAL HEALTH
    1:00:30 SIXERS PRACTICE / FEUD
    1:04:40 HAWKS SERIES NOT TAKIN DUNK/SHOT
    1:06:00 LOOKING BACK

    • Michael Williams
      Michael Williams Před 2 dny

      🐐

    • Yarley Davis
      Yarley Davis Před 4 dny

      @Tomas H. nope lol not even shoot just be more aggressive on offense be a threat, he brought up how he has to defend giannis and he’s a beast well you’d be better if you didn’t play scared

    • Anthony R
      Anthony R Před 4 dny

      9

    • Tomas H.
      Tomas H. Před 4 dny

      Does he talk about how he needs to finally shoot right handed?

    • ChrisbeFoSerious
      ChrisbeFoSerious Před 4 dny

      Chet was the #2 Pick though!

  • Arthur Brémond
    Arthur Brémond Před 12 dny +3905

    Can't believe we're finally gonna hear Simmons' side of the story

    • luc tan
      luc tan Před dnem

      ok

    • Jonathon Walker
      Jonathon Walker Před 2 dny

      @Smesh He's got an American dad, moved to America at 14 and has lived there for over a decade. Pretty easy to imagine how an accent might change.

    • Tony Williams
      Tony Williams Před 7 dny

      🤣No doubt!!!its bout time!I just hope he's"Ret2play!!!"👍🏿👍🏿

    • Shane
      Shane Před 7 dny

      Meeeeh nothing we didnt already know

    • Laid Back 1-20-7
      Laid Back 1-20-7 Před 8 dny

      @Smesh why tf would you even care about something like that?? Lmfao

  • patrick y
    patrick y Před 10 dny +602

    JJ is the perfect example of never burn bridges and always be a good teammate as well as a good person.

  • Guts over fear
    Guts over fear Před 11 dny +422

    Seeing Simmons side of the story clears a lot of things up
    Shout out to JJ for being a good teammate on and off the court

    • Blake Scott
      Blake Scott Před dnem

      @Mike Yang for the 10th time I’m not a 76rs fan, ALOT of fans all over know Ben is just making excuses. As for 76rs, their just not good enough to win it regardless. Also 76rs chose to sign Tobias instead of jimmy.

    • Mike Yang
      Mike Yang Před dnem

      @Blake Scott 76sers fans are just salty and making excuses for Joel and the 76ers management. When Jimmy is there, 76ers fan says Jimmy is being toxic and break the team chemistry. When Jimmy left, Ben is being blamed for not doing things he literally never being able to do. When Simmons left, Harden is now the reason they lose in the playoff.

    • Blake Scott
      Blake Scott Před 2 dny

      @Kimberly Becoat Studio you can tuck a shirt in your pocket, but you can’t grab a shirt and ball it up and fit it in your pocket without it sticking out. It’s not the same size as a phone one bit. Maybe you should check your brain cells bud

    • Kimberly Becoat Studio
      Kimberly Becoat Studio Před 3 dny

      @Blake Scott umm a shirt CAN fit in you pocket. I'm an artist and I tuck my shirt in my back pocket when it gets in my way while I'm working.
      You sound like you need a sit down with a therapist yourself. If you don't like Ben say that and ease your brain cells and stop watching him.

  • Jay Russell
    Jay Russell Před 10 dny +92

    I thoroughly enjoyed this entire interview. Ben doesn't seem to be the bad guy the media and fans made him out to be all this time, people just don't like to wait to hear the other sides of stories. Wish him all the best in his NBA return.

    • boli milda
      boli milda Před 2 dny +1

      Great interview, glad to see Ben in a great headspace. Can't wait to see him back on the court.

  • TimeBucks
    TimeBucks Před 11 dny +316

    I wish him the best with Brooklyn

  • reck0n3r
    reck0n3r Před 6 dny +4

    One of my favorite interviews ever, and I've been watching the NBA since 1991. I'm surprised by how wrong I was about Ben as a person.
    Really glad he did this with JJ, and it's kind of nice to know I can still be wrong about people every now and then. And it also serves as a reminder to not always believe what you're seeing on TV.
    I've been in similar positions as Ben has in the past, so it's great to hear that he's doing better. Seems like a good young man. Sorry for pegging you wrong, and good luck during your rookie season.

  • Pino Bluevogel
    Pino Bluevogel Před 6 dny +37

    This was an awesome and much needed talk with Ben Simmons. It is nice to have him able to speak his side of the story, clear up some total bs that got mixed in with whatever else happened. He seems like such a refreshing nice person. Someone who deserves a fresh start. That said, I think he will be great on the Nets, it is the best team he could have landed on. I'm really looking forward to seeing their games!

    • Rapperastoned
      Rapperastoned Před 3 dny

      @DNicerazorz na ya treated him how my Knicks treated melo rather then say everything great he does ya rather say how he can’t shoot n he horrible u had embid tarnish his name n brand n philly aswell I appreciate Ben wish he was on my Knicks he that pg we always needed

    • Morgan
      Morgan Před 3 dny

      He’s a baby and not a man of his word.

    • DNicerazorz
      DNicerazorz Před 3 dny +1

      @Rapperastoned we didn't treat him wrong, that man was coddled for YEARS.. He bitched out, thats on him

    • Rapperastoned
      Rapperastoned Před 4 dny

      Na the best team is philly they jus treated him wrong I personal take healthy Ben over harden to rebuild a team around tbh

  • boli milda
    boli milda Před 2 dny +1

    Really hoping for Ben to have a sick comeback season. He’s the perfect piece on the nets and what they needed most

  • MasterM2k
    MasterM2k Před 6 dny +21

    I’m a sixers fan , and I really hope Ben get back to being his old self if not better basketball wise . I always felt he didn’t deserve to be dragged the way he was

    • boli milda
      boli milda Před 2 dny +1

      rooting for him, I hope he gets better and gets the support and positivity around him, Wish you the best, Ben!

  • Kelvin McNeil
    Kelvin McNeil Před 12 dny +2925

    This interview alone shows JJ’s ability to not only build long lasting relationships but also bring out the human side of these players. It’s so much easier to ask the difficult questions when theirs mutual respect.

    • Doffy Donquixte
      Doffy Donquixte Před 2 dny

      He knows it’s not a narrative around Ben not shooting. It’s a fact. He didn’t ask the right questions he should have. Just a pandering interview

    • Yarley Davis
      Yarley Davis Před 4 dny

      @justice I can now because you now realize there’s nothing more to say

    • justice
      justice Před 4 dny

      @Yarley Davis let it go man geez

  • Mind of a Bull
    Mind of a Bull Před 4 dny +2

    Crazy how clouded some people’s judgment can be. This interview changed my entire thought process on Ben. I feel he truly is a standup guy

  • Mikky Revell jr
    Mikky Revell jr Před 9 dny +19

    Thank you JJ. I don't think Ben would have gave this interview to anybody else. You brought the best out in him you made him feel comfortable you were an ultimate professional. It's nice to see him with a little bit of confidence and smiling again I can't wait to see what kind of season he has

  • Michael Greaves
    Michael Greaves Před 11 dny +105

    This was a great interview. I'm glad Ben was given a safe platform to tell his side of the story. JJ, your platform and podcast is much needed. Rooting for Ben to have a great season!

  • CAR JACK
    CAR JACK Před 11 dny +17

    This appearance from Ben was great, all we get as fans is the filtered crap from the mainstream media agendas and the on court moments. To get a genuine, real look at who these NBA players really are is awesome! Changed some opinions of mine about Ben!

  • Mo Lester
    Mo Lester Před 12 dny +1170

    Nice to see JJ diversify and bring people outside of basketball

    • rtothemutha
      rtothemutha Před dnem

      Lol... Stop it

    • D
      D Před 9 dny

      @Stevie Greenthumb Stevie school is tomorrow pack your bag and your lunch

    • Stevie Greenthumb
      Stevie Greenthumb Před 9 dny

      @D BIG mad

    • D
      D Před 9 dny

      @Stevie Greenthumb sweet dreams 🛌

    • Stevie Greenthumb
      Stevie Greenthumb Před 9 dny

      @D lmfao big mad

  • couu alis
    couu alis Před 23 hodinami

    Great interview, glad to see Ben in a great headspace. Can't wait to see him back on the court.

  • GodLee1
    GodLee1 Před 11 dny +67

    I loved this! Been rooting for him and defending him heavily! Generational talent! Glad he spoke out and is in a better space.

    • Jasmin G.
      Jasmin G. Před 6 dny +1

      @Shaine Walsh No I agree completely with you and only a true Sixers fan would understand that

    • GodLee1
      GodLee1 Před 8 dny +2

      @Sachin Kumar right! This I can agree with. I def should’ve said that… has the potential!

    • Caleb Alexander
      Caleb Alexander Před 9 dny +1

      @GodLee1 he’s not generational talent bruh, guys like giannis, curry, and bron are generational talents.

    • Sachin Kumar
      Sachin Kumar Před 9 dny +7

      You mean he has the potential to be a generational talent. He has to prove himself if he wants to be in that conversation. What's with everybody getting roses even if they haven't done anything. All he established in this interview that he had no fault in all this.

  • 🚨W​A​T​C​H​​ M​​Y​ L​A​S​T​ V​I​D​E​O​🚨

    This interview alone shows JJ’s ability to not only build long lasting relationships but also bring out the human side of these players. It’s so much easier to ask the difficult questions when theirs mutual respect.

  • MXM
    MXM Před 11 dny +25

    Great interview, glad to see Ben in a great headspace. Can't wait to see him back on the court.

  • Jahir Carpenter
    Jahir Carpenter Před 11 dny +809

    Only JJ can bring the best of everyone huge shoutout to him for making Ben feel open and safe

    • Trip G
      Trip G Před 8 dny

      @The War God ODIN you make no sense! By the way Attacking me doesn’t do much for your character- I made a clear point, obviously people get it. Sorry you can’t handle- good luck

    • Kermit T. Frog
      Kermit T. Frog Před 8 dny

      This conversation would never have happened on the mainstream networks. I suspect that the key is that bottle of wine on the table in front of him.

    • RoseCurry AndDeRozan
      RoseCurry AndDeRozan Před 8 dny

      Fr. Very definition of understanding people w mental health problems.

    • The War God ODIN
      The War God ODIN Před 8 dny +1

      @Trip G HE DOESNT, if you think so, you might have more issues than you think.

    • Mitchell Johnston
      Mitchell Johnston Před 9 dny

      Open and safe? He's not a second grade girl

  • Manideep Kondeti
    Manideep Kondeti Před 11 dny +8

    I’ve always like Ben. He’s had some unfortunate events but he’s still valuable AF. Good to see him happy

  • nato sony
    nato sony Před 5 dny +2

    Jj Redick is ELITE. He got to the bottom of it without aggressively prying. Salute to good humans beings. Real is rare. Loved this episode jj.

  • JaRizzle
    JaRizzle Před 11 dny +45

    As an Aussie, this was awesome to watch. Great to hear Ben speak about this so candidly and get a better understanding about his situation. Will do a lot of good for his public perception I think. Hope he commits and plays for the Boomers at the next Olympics 🙏

    • Jai M
      Jai M Před 10 dny +3

      mate, if he plays for the boomers we are seriously on! Team is looking awesome!

  • MitXhell
    MitXhell Před 11 dny +1

    Thanks JJ and Ben,
    as an aussie myself i can defend Ben when he said all i want to do it is win, i dont care about my stats, growing up from a young age in Australia, your family/coaches/ mentors of what ever sport you play will always say "winning is the most important part of the game" and his play styles says that out aloud
    love ya ben and have always backed ya, go easy on the magic big dawg

  • el pethó
    el pethó Před 9 dny +2

    As someone who’s had two lower back surgeries. I get how his back has just blown out and how painful it is. Always felt he was getting way to hard of time

  • 777bhana
    777bhana Před 3 dny

    It's going to be interesting to see Ben comeback this season & seeing how he's able to deal with the fans & media..... The Nets could be a threat if he's just at 80%

  • Ava RoSe Sᴇx Cʜᴀɴɴᴇʟ 21

    Seeing Simmons side of the story clears a lot of things up
    Shout out to JJ for being a good teammate on and off the court

  • Rita 25 y.o - check my vidéó

    This was an awesome and much needed talk with Ben Simmons. It is nice to have him able to speak his side of the story, clear up some total bs that got mixed in with whatever else happened. He seems like such a refreshing nice person. Someone who deserves a fresh start. That said, I think he will be great on the Nets, it is the best team he could have landed on. I'm really looking forward to seeing their games!

  • 2legitkev
    2legitkev Před 12 dny +469

    The fact that JJ even was able to get Ben on his podcast just proves how good JJ is at this

    • Morales Corner
      Morales Corner Před 11 dny

      He's not only a fellow pro player but also a former teammate who played the role of a vet for Ben, of course there's a huge level of understanding there

    • Durag Jones
      Durag Jones Před 11 dny +3

      Doesn’t prove how good he is at podcasting, shows how good of a human being & friend he is to the people who agreed to go on

    • Vinny DeVille
      Vinny DeVille Před 11 dny

      He had the relationship were you listening

    • Lswat Ent
      Lswat Ent Před 11 dny

      Sometime life can be rough and a real fight with your inter demons but gotta keep pushing I am really trying to make a difference in my life by doing youtube

  • Oz Man
    Oz Man Před 9 dny +4

    Shout out to JJ and the team this was needed to clear things out. When it comes to mental health we ought to approach it methodically and get to the root of it all. Also J Will is the man for reaching out and talking to Ben when he was down. It’s easy to judge someone and talk negatively about them but it’s even easier to simply lend an ear!

  • Jared Sauber
    Jared Sauber Před 11 dny +7

    Your peace is worth more than anything... Preach BEN

  • Natalie🌸Onlive SAX Video🔞

    This was an awesome and much needed talk with Ben Simmons. It is nice to have him able to speak his side of the story, clear up some total bs that got mixed in with whatever else happened. He seems like such a refreshing nice person. Someone who deserves a fresh start. That said, I think he will be great on the Nets, it is the best team he could have landed on. I'm really looking forward to seeing their games!

  • Memphis
    Memphis Před 6 dny

    I’m appreciative JJ was able to do this interview, I also understand you must strike a balance between being a respectful Interviewer and asking the tough questions or pressing an issue. With that said, it was a solid interview, however JJ still allowed Ben to get away with answering questions by putting the blame on anything else and not take responsibility for his own actions in the situation. My opinion hasn’t changed on him, he lacks the ability to take accountability for what he does or does not do. Durning the interview Ben was able to pen point key actions the Sixers took that he felt was wrong, Spoke about Doc making him Practice during Practice (Let’s not forget he didn’t go back cause he thought it was the right thing to do, he went back for that 8 mil), talked Doc and Jojo saying they didn’t support him after the game with the Hawks, no they supported him and also held him accountable, they did not disrespect Ben in any way, then he talked about no one was gone to get on a plane to see him until last minute 😳, Ben grow up, might have been last min but they were still willing to come out to speak with you, they also have family and friends. Now when it came to himself, came to his faults and errors and time to be a man and be responsible, all he had to say was “I did something’s wrong on my end” he owned up to nothing. I understand the mental health issues and having nothing negative to say around that issue. Ben Simmons needs to grow up, drop the child like mentality and be a Man.

  • PTW TRAINING
    PTW TRAINING Před 11 dny +462

    Jj Redick is ELITE. He got to the bottom
    of it without aggressively prying. Salute to good humans beings. Real is rare. Loved this episode jj.

    • Chris Jacobs
      Chris Jacobs Před 9 dny

      @Kamil Prościński no he’s not he told KD he’s been the best player in the world for the better part of 9 years then next interview he has been on some decent players and says they’re one of the best in the league when it’s not true he’s always gonna 🍆 ride players because he was one of them but here it was very apparent and it made the interview so disingenuous

    • Kamil Prościński
      Kamil Prościński Před 9 dny

      @Ya boi Yosef But JJ doesn't lie to his guests, he is quite upfront about his opinions

    • Ya boi Yosef
      Ya boi Yosef Před 9 dny

      @Kamil Prościński being real is honesty. If your friend was cunning towards you, simply saying the things you want to hear (I'm sure we've all known people like that), I would not say he's "real"

    • Kamil Prościński
      Kamil Prościński Před 10 dny

      @Ya boi Yosef I feel like being real implies being true to oneself, among other things

    • Ya boi Yosef
      Ya boi Yosef Před 10 dny

      @Kamil Prościński real = really? 😂😂😂😂

  • Vice Gripp
    Vice Gripp Před 11 dny +1

    This interview made me like Ben Simmons a lot more. The old media, living off buzz-headlines & shock phrases, made this guy out to be a lot worse than he seems to be. I wanna see Ben hoop again; especially so he can lose to my MIAMI HEAT!

  • Sonia’s Way
    Sonia’s Way Před 10 dny +42

    Can't believe that he experienced all that personal matter while also dealing with so much hate because of basketball, Can't wait to see him play and I'm so excited for him!

  • Michael Pope
    Michael Pope Před 23 hodinami

    Ben Simmons... what a nice guy! I wish him the best in everything he does.

  • Alex Drew
    Alex Drew Před 9 dny +3

    This is a great interview, but this sounds literally like Ben being Ben. As a sixers fan and someone who's been emotional attached for decades:
    Sounds like JJ was going soft, which I understand cause the politics. But seriously as a sixers fan, this sounds like the same Ben. Don't believe this bs. Ben is and forever will be an amazing player who underachieved and brings too much drama for what he's worth. Period. People need to stop enabling him and coddling him like JJ did in this interview. We all know he's good. But that doesn't matter everyone in the NBA is good. He's gotta be better. Period.

  • Mike Korzemba
    Mike Korzemba Před 12 dny +1347

    Thank you to all of you for shedding more light to this entire situation and bringing the attention that is DESERVED to the mental health discussion. You are truly changing things, it is incredible to see 🙏

    • Crohns_
      Crohns_ Před 9 dny

      Watch Mike make a video on Ben now

    • Mark Price
      Mark Price Před 10 dny

      @Uole Gullook Thanks.
      Hope you're doing well, and continue to take care of yourself.

    • Uole Gullook
      Uole Gullook Před 11 dny

      @Mark Price well said

    • Mark Price
      Mark Price Před 11 dny +1

      @Uole GullookI have mental health issues as well. I spoke with my workplace to work things out but eventually the General Manager demonstrated he didn't understand.
      I can fully relate to most of what Ben said, and how he handled things. You don't have the power, nor the right, to end this story. There is a good bit off difference between mental health sufferers, and because it doesn't make sense to you doesn't mean it isn't true or completely understandable too someone else.
      I, like most people with an opinion on Ben, actually have no idea if it's true. Many still think confidently he has major character flaws, rather than understanding that their opinions aren't fact and we can all be wrong.

    • Appreciate The Game
      Appreciate The Game Před 11 dny

      @Uole Gullook 🧢

  • baristatraveler
    baristatraveler Před 10 dny +5

    Ben seems like a cool guy in contrast to what the media and the fans or should i say the haters portay him to be, and also with his mental health situation, that’s tough. I’ll be rooting for him, I hope he gets better and gets the support and positivity around him, Wish you the best, Ben!

  • Kevin E
    Kevin E Před 9 dny

    I think it’s great we finally hear some of what Ben was going through and his thoughts. He’s a great player and we want him to do well. However also, I think JJ and the podcast coddled him a bit through the interview and there was a lack of real accountability. BOTH sides Philly org and Ben were wrong in some ways. Still seems that Ben is deflecting the real issues instead of saying “look I did x y z this was wrong , I can do this better by etc” I didn’t really get that. You can tell he’s still thin skinned. This is in no way discounting mental health issues because that’s real!

  • Lilius
    Lilius Před 10 dny +4

    This interview is so good and I totally understand what Ben Simmons have been through. A lot of us experienced this kind of path but I can't imagine the difficulty to find the peace you need when it is public. No blame to Shaq and others who criticized him, like he said this is just ignorance and also a lack of empathy. But you have to know what it is personally to understand the difficulty and the complexity of that. I can't not wait to see one of my favorite player on the floor again and so happy to hear the wiseness he bring to the table here.

  • Marace Simmons
    Marace Simmons Před 11 dny +74

    Can't believe that he experienced all that personal matter while also dealing with so much hate because of basketball, Can't wait to see him play and I'm so excited for him!

    • Jay Fragher
      Jay Fragher Před 9 dny +6

      what personal matter? please explain because he never mentioned what it was in this interview.

    • Reece LaFurge
      Reece LaFurge Před 9 dny +1

      Yeah let’s go Simmons!

  • st Kanye
    st Kanye Před 11 dny +441

    JJ is the GOAT for creating a safe space for players to come and really tell their story

    • Michael Barton
      Michael Barton Před 6 dny

      You misspelled Lies…their *Lies

    • prxy4luvvvtwice
      prxy4luvvvtwice Před 10 dny +5

      @John John Manziel not everyone is comfortable w talking about some of the hardest moments in there life especially for hundreds of thousands to see afterwards ????

    • Based in Steez
      Based in Steez Před 11 dny +2

      Safe space a cringe phrase

  • Shamir David
    Shamir David Před 11 dny +24

    Really hoping for Ben to have a sick comeback season. He’s the perfect piece on the nets and what they needed most

  • Nonstop Sports
    Nonstop Sports Před 11 dny +16

    Amazing interview 🙏🔥 Looking forward to seeing Ben ball in Brooklyn!

  • YOUNES YASSINE
    YOUNES YASSINE Před 10 dny +5

    I feel ashamed of myself for hating on this guy just through basketball he seems like a nice guy

    • EJay
      EJay Před 3 dny

      You fell for the media trick

  • Rob Vernon
    Rob Vernon Před 11 dny +1

    I have a new found respect for Ben after this interview. You can tell he was talking from the heart. I don’t agree with his hold out, but I understand why he thought this was his best way forward. Best of luck for this season

  • JJ Redick
    JJ Redick  Před 12 dny +1378

    Just wanted to pop by and say thanks for watching. This is one of the best conversations we've had on the pod and we're thrilled to be able to share it with everyone. We've got some great guests coming on soon so be sure to subscribe to the channel if you haven't already. Thanks again for watching.

    • psalmsurfer1
      psalmsurfer1 Před 7 dny +1

      @D. WILLIAMS anytime bro..best of luck...buy a slant board..wobble board..heel straps..and balance board and learn the achilles exercises...those boards strengthen the ankle muscles around the foot..the PT term for those exercises is called proprioception or something..

    • D. WILLIAMS
      D. WILLIAMS Před 8 dny +1

      @psalmsurfer1 Thank you my good man.. I began looking at exercises I can do. I went a week where I could barely walk on it. So this is excellent. Thank you again.

    • hardsequencer94
      hardsequencer94 Před 9 dny

      @THE BIG O heard you the first time ... you are on repeat

    • Trust Polaris
      Trust Polaris Před 10 dny

      Loved the interview... Did NOT appreciate the Pacers comment 😂😂😂 Watch out for us very soon

  • (Camille)_ vℓσg gσ тσ му ¢haηηєℓ!

    This interview alone shows JJ’s ability to not only build long lasting relationships but also bring out the human side of these players. It’s so much easier to ask the difficult questions when theirs mutual respect.

  • AsimWaheedShaikh
    AsimWaheedShaikh Před 11 dny +7

    Probably the most real podcast I've ever heard. Rooting for Ben this year!

  • Hone Heke
    Hone Heke Před 10 dny +3

    Big upz guys, and to Ben for sharing his travels through this time. Hoping for a killer season from him to shut all the experts up.

  • BStaxx23
    BStaxx23 Před 11 dny +12

    Great content. I’ve never seen Ben this open & comfortable. I think he will have a breakout season if healthy. I expect the Nets to make some real noise this year.

  • HJNOOR
    HJNOOR Před 12 dny +1080

    Thank you for humanizing players JJ🙏🏾

    • Nicholas M
      Nicholas M Před 6 dny

      @Ryan Bruner I can bet you 300million some ways it’s that serious……

    • bingus enthusiast
      bingus enthusiast Před 7 dny

      @nut master how tf is he arrogant when he owned up to all that he did wrong and opened up about the struggles that he was having. just because he was trying to explain his thought process throughout his mistakes doesn’t mean hes making excuses.

    • robbiey1
      robbiey1 Před 7 dny

      @Jose Lopez Hold any accountability? Who are they accountable to? You? Sports Media?

    • Reece LaFurge
      Reece LaFurge Před 9 dny

      Sports media is poison and so many players buy in.

    • Jose Lopez
      Jose Lopez Před 11 dny

      @Master General okay cornball

  • junkmail1203
    junkmail1203 Před 11 dny +7

    This is such a great interview, wish Ben gets a great new start with a new team and really becoming one of the greats, he definitely has what it takes. Props to joe Tsai on taking the chance he’s a great owner

  • Angela White
    Angela White Před 10 dny +3

    so glad to see Simmons grow from his past struggles. Hope he's able to get to his best

  • Ben Silly Fools
    Ben Silly Fools Před 11 dny +35

    First time I’ve heard him speak extensively about everything… Seems like a nice guy and I wish him the best!

    • BC Simon Media
      BC Simon Media Před 8 dny +1

      would you pay him 63,000,000$ for smiling?

    • Brodie Stephens
      Brodie Stephens Před 9 dny +2

      @Jacob Bellingham I was lucky enough to chat with Simmons when LSU toured Australia before the start of Ben's lone season playing college ball. I interviewed Simmons and he was a really nice, genuine, down-to-earth dude.
      He's often miscast as being aloof or arrogant.... but really, he's just extremely shy and very introverted. People expect a certain personality type from elite athletes like Simmons. He's wealthy, talented, famous, and good-looking.... so everyone expects guys like him and Kawhi Leonard to be really outgoing and confident because they seemingly "have it all".
      Both him and Kawhi are very quiet and introverted.... and because they don't fit the mould of what we expect a superstar athlete "should be", they come across as being robotic or cold. Simmons (like Kawhi) is just a quiet, reserved guy that would rather do just about anything than give an interview. The two of them are just shy, borderline nerdy dudes that happen to be trapped in the body of a tall, chiselled, elite athlete multi-millionaire. 😅😅

    • Reece
      Reece Před 9 dny +9

      @Jacob Bellingham why so salty Jacob 🤣

    • Jacob Bellingham
      Jacob Bellingham Před 11 dny

      He’s not

  • The Perfect Life - Isaac Joshi

    I've always thought Ben was great, annoyed when he didn't play last season but man is a talent, and could conceivably build up a jump shot

  • BL Wilson
    BL Wilson Před 12 dny +338

    I’m so happy JJ did this interview. Asked the questions that we all wanted answered and, through that, showed the bias the media has had toward Ben for the past 2 years. Praying for a great season for Ben to prove the haters wrong

    • TheMissingLink
      TheMissingLink Před 10 dny

      @Jordan Wade Playoffs shouldn’t be as bad considering he should get a lot of time as a small ball 5. Bens game is certainly not super portable, but his fit in BYK could be so much better than maybe any team.

    • american crafts
      american crafts Před 11 dny

      What do you think of this other one?
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    • Master General
      Master General  Před 11 dny

      ✝️ *God Bless America* 🇺🇸
      Our Republic is blessed to have outstanding Patriots such as Tom Fitton, James O'Keefe, Dinesh D'Souza, Roman Balmakov, Rudy W. Giuliani, Benny Johnson, AwakenWithJP, Mark Dice, and Dr. Steve Turley, to bring *truth* to the American people.
      Every real American stands with the true, *legitimate* president!
      *DJT* 🇺🇸

    • Dinho
      Dinho Před 11 dny +1

      @Jordan Wade in Brooklyn he doesn't need to worry about offense with KD, kyrie, Seth, etc. Taking most of that responsibility. He is gonna be Bruce Brown on steroids

    • Jordan Wade
      Jordan Wade Před 11 dny

      @Dinho his regular season style not his playoff season style

  • iTuber012
    iTuber012 Před 11 dny +4

    Softball interview but a step in the right direction so nets fans should be encouraged.
    I'm glad Ben is getting back on track
    @1:00:00 mental health or not, He didn't want to work but wanted to get paid.... Let's keep it a buck and say he very clearly gave AF about losing that money.
    @59:00 in regards to being "thrown under the bus" Imagine you're in a pitch meeting with clients and your coworkers completely freezes up and the client decides to pass on your pitch.... Mental health or not, of course your peers would be pissed at you.

    • bronc0 knows ball
      bronc0 knows ball Před 9 dny

      they can be mad but to deflect all the blame in front of the world? definitely threw him under the bus lol

  • Batistaj15
    Batistaj15 Před 10 dny +1

    Shout out to JJ. Imagine how bad ESPN would've spin this on their platform

  • Freakazoid
    Freakazoid Před 5 dny

    I’ll always be upset that we’ll never get one of these w/ Kobe. These are so amazing and shine a light on athletes in a way that is very unknown to the fans. This is the way modern media needs to transition.

  • Nicola -
    Nicola - Před 10 dny

    I love you giving Ben the platform to tell his story. I'm not a Nets fan in any way but now I'm a Ben Simmons fan. I want to see him kill it this season.

  • chitambala sikazwe
    chitambala sikazwe Před 11 dny

    Great interview… and Ben is right it’s always been everyone vs him.

  • Chewielectric
    Chewielectric Před 11 dny

    What a great interview. Was looking forward to hearing Ben’s pov. He is such a gifted athlete but because he isn’t able to respond to the crap that is posted about him people believe it. Can’t wait to see him, KD and Kyrie going at it. The Nets look good. Hoping for an injury free, trouble free season from this squad.

  • DA
    DA Před 11 dny +1

    Thanks for this podcast. It's so difficult to get chances to hear what a person got to say, when the media just tends to get the "stuff" they want out of you instead of listening to you for real.
    As the man has said himself, Ben Simmons definitely didn't handle the situation well back then, but JJ makes me able to understand more about what's ACTUALLY happening to him back then.
    Majority of the media these days look for punchlines, views, attention and we start to get blind to what's happening behind the scenes. Crazy thing is we are getting used to this and personally I have to constantly remind myself what I hear might not be even 10% of the true picture.
    Keep up the good work JJ, really appreciate what you have been doing and I am sure lots of others feel the same way.

  • Hooderaw
    Hooderaw Před 8 dny

    Glad to see Ben interviewing and talking things out. I hope his journey back is filled with nothing but success...except against my SIXERS!!! I still going to boo the sh!t out of him though.

  • Andreas Felten
    Andreas Felten Před 9 dny +2

    Great as always - a great new media format, addressing all relevant topics, no dissing and giving players a fair platform, quality talks and fun to watch while being relevant on all content and conversation topics

  • PUSHBACK
    PUSHBACK Před 11 dny +17

    Nets from the ownership down to the players need to support Ben and show him love it will bring the best out of him he's one of those ppl that need that in his life to respond the right way. Nothing wrong with it at all ppl who never suffered from mental health can't relate let's go Ben show them what they all forgot!

  • Maz Rohani
    Maz Rohani Před 11 dny +6

    What a great interview. JJ is going to be doing this for a long time and I am here for it. I'm definitely guilty of being down on Ben. I love his game and loved watching him play. I'm rooting for him to get back to ballin out. GL Ben

  • bir liso
    bir liso Před 8 dny +3

    so glad to see Simmons grow from his past struggles. Hope he's able to get to his best

  • Nicole Kiffiak
    Nicole Kiffiak Před 11 dny +1

    This is a great interview. So glad you were able to finally get Simmons on JJ. I dig your postcards and interviews. Also, you have such great podcast voice. 💕

  • allen yung
    allen yung Před 9 dny

    Great show n interview. Good for Ben being able to field some soft questions.
    I can see him turn into something like Andrew Wiggins story. Which is good cause Wiggins still getting a bag for being 3rd best on a championship team n made it to an all star game.

  • Bill Nadj
    Bill Nadj Před 11 dny +2

    Well done JJ, awesome exclusive, Ben looks comfortable and happy something that was missing the last year or so while in Phily. All the best for the season just around the corner.

  • KingTae24
    KingTae24 Před 11 dny +15

    This was a great podcast we never knew we needed

  • Proactive J
    Proactive J Před 11 dny +290

    “It’s fun guarding the best players in the world” that’s why I will always love Ben

    • calo2006
      calo2006 Před 8 dny

      @Brodie Stephens OK 1 year off then, the one in Brooklyn doesn't count, BUT in Philadelphia he didn't play not because of injury, because he just acted primadonna and decided not to play anymore, he quit on his team and he quit on the game of basketball. That's why I mention Wiggins, because he really love playing the game (he even took the vaccine he was against off), because he put his team first, he put the love of the game first, and he put playing elite defense first, just like he showed in the playoffs and finals, by defending the best player of the other team.

    • Brodie Stephens
      Brodie Stephens Před 9 dny +3

      @calo2006 I don't know how many spinal surgeries you've had, but I've had four. It's not possible to resume working immediately following spinal surgery. Like Simmons, I've had to learn to walk again on more than one occasion. Simmons didn't "take two years off".
      He literally broke his foot the first time he was unable to play. The second time, he had spinal surgery. I'd love to see how good you are at basketball immediately after having spinal surgery. Did you actually listen to anything Ben and JJ said???

    • Anthony
      Anthony Před 9 dny

      Huh?

  • mikoy huio
    mikoy huio Před 7 dny +1

    im so happy so see him talk and listening to his side of the story im deff looking forward to see what he does this season

  • Jiu C
    Jiu C Před 7 dny

    Thank you for getting Ben Simmons on. I gotta say, I feel bad for Ben now. For all the stuff he was going through and the fact that I was just like everyone else and kinda hated him too. Really hope that Ben is in a good place now and that would make some really interesting basketball to watch with KD and Kyrie.

  • rastas rosco
    rastas rosco Před 11 dny +1

    Just a great great interview. Props to JJ for this.
    Happy seeing this version of Ben again.

  • David Brown
    David Brown Před 11 dny +53

    All Philadelphia fans are eye rolling this entire interview.

    • Samuel
      Samuel Před 6 dny +8

      Philly ain’t winning anything anytime soon with bum harden either, they’ll give him the same treatment. Then Joel will leave cause he’s the only one left to blame. Philly is such a terrible place man. Horrible people all around.

    • TRINI818
      TRINI818 Před 6 dny +3

      @Ruben Sierra Settle down Ruben..

    • Ozzie Gee
      Ozzie Gee Před 6 dny

      @Isidore T or bc he follows the podcast and won’t let someone ruin it

    • Ruben Sierra
      Ruben Sierra Před 10 dny +9

      Dude is a softy

  • Matt
    Matt Před 11 dny +255

    Ben seems like such a chill dude, I really hope that he has a great year next *year

    • Tyrone Biggums
      Tyrone Biggums Před 10 dny

      @daddy12 bro clearly the only ppl in the world that have a problem with Ben Simmons are 76er fans clearly!! Why else would anyone hate on a grown man getting paid 10s of millions of dollars to work, not just work, play BASKETBALL AT THAT. All he did was refuse to practice and not take any criticism and continue to whine, what’s wrong with that man?? Have some dignity and some respect…I bet you’re a 76er fan!!!

    • daddy12
      daddy12 Před 10 dny

      @Patrick nope lol

    • Malachi Truthe
      Malachi Truthe Před 11 dny +1

      "great year next day"
      -Matt

    • UnderDogg Records
      UnderDogg Records Před 11 dny

      @daddy12 ...full of a bunch of something else too.

  • Bryan Bugaoan
    Bryan Bugaoan Před 10 dny

    Props to JJ to be subtle and proper when having to interview. It allowed players to open up and made it safe. Sometimes we never realise how special and take Ben for granted. He is an amazing player. No judgement and keep moving forward. Forget the pass criticism and play the game you love. It’s more than a game

  • CA S
    CA S Před 11 dny +1

    I'm happy Ben is in a good place now. He seems like a great guy

  • Justin Keenswijk
    Justin Keenswijk Před 10 dny

    Since Ben was drafted i always picked and chose him as my favorate player...always watched him play and do his thing...ofcourse he had moments where he didn't perform that well but still i kept supporting him💯 and now i'm very glad for him to see him in a good place again and being himself...i hope he has a succesfull season💯💯💯👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

  • Dylan Forster
    Dylan Forster Před 10 dny

    When Ben starts talking about the issues the public and Philly had with him, you start to realise this is not bens fault his human and he has been bullied for years.
    I seriously can't wait to see him play for NY i really hope he carries them to championship.

  • 🚨W​A​T​C​H​​ M​​Y​ L​A​S​T​ V​I​D​E​O​🚨

    Seeing Simmons side of the story clears a lot of things up
    Shout out to JJ for being a good teammate on and off the court

  • bobi miiu
    bobi miiu Před 4 dny

    the man for reaching out and talking to Ben when he was down. It’s easy to judge someone and talk negatively about them but it’s even easier to simply lend an ear!

  • Kate Manhao
    Kate Manhao Před 11 dny +3

    Kevin’s wide open…NOPE! 🤣🤣🤣
    Quote of the podcast!! Loved every second of it. Bens going to ball out this season 🙌🏼

  • Byte Mark
    Byte Mark Před 11 dny +1

    Great interview JJ & crew! I am excited to see Ben play this season.

  • ZoDrama
    ZoDrama Před 11 dny +10

    He’s definitely not the same guy we seen in his last philly press conference I hope all is well for him Ben is definitely one of the best young talents in the league just extremely aloof

  • TuffPlayz
    TuffPlayz Před 11 dny +2

    Excellent interview. I'm excited to see him play this year

  • Ron Tilghman
    Ron Tilghman Před 8 dny +1

    I am glad that he is finally opening up and talking.

  • Daniel Gabrieles
    Daniel Gabrieles Před 10 dny +3

    This is excellent. Hope you could guest Zion next!

  • Bille
    Bille Před 11 dny +387

    Great to see Ben Simmons happy and in good spirits. Thank you JJ and team for providing him a forum to speak freely and get the real story out there. All the best to him this season. Hope he crushes it.

    • AK 74
      AK 74 Před 9 dny

      @Brodie Stephens In that essay of yours, you totally missed the fact that those statements were mild as, he wasn't blamed for the loss. Ben is just ultra soft mentally. I guarantee you, this kind of thing will happen again with him.

    • Brodie Stephens
      Brodie Stephens Před 9 dny +6

      @AK 74 Doc and Joel DID throw him under the bus though. That was really petty, and really uncalled for. Like the guys discussed throughout this episode, if you work in any other job, and your boss and your colleague blame the whole team's overall failure on one small thing you did wrong.... you would change jobs. That's not a good workplace environment. You would leave. If you don't have support from your boss and your workmates in what is a whole team effort, you wouldn't put up with being blamed for the whole organisation's failure to produce. If it was McDonald's instead of an NBA team, and the store had a bad day of sales, you can't blame one fries cook for getting one order out late. There's a bigger systemic issue that caused sales to be down that day. It doesn't take a genius to know that.
      It wasn't Ben's fault that the WHOLE TEAM lost to Atlanta. It shouldn't have come down to one play. If everyone did their jobs properly (Ben included of course), they would have been up by 15 points when Simmons passed the ball to Matisse. The Sixers didn't lose that game because Simmons passed one time when he should have shot. They lost because the Sixers (team) scored less points in 48 minutes than the Hawks (team) scored in 48 minutes. It's quite simple.

    • AK 74
      AK 74 Před 9 dny

      @hardsequencer94 He blames everyone else for how they react to his performances. Like he shouldn't be criticized. Barkley and Shaq should 'protect players', Doc and Embiid 'threw him under the bus'. He thinks that he shouldn't get criticized publicly

    • hardsequencer94
      hardsequencer94 Před 9 dny +7

      @AK 74 can you please time stamp where he blames someone else for his performance on court ... yet to hear it

    • AK 74
      AK 74 Před 9 dny +3

      He will melt down again, because his sense of entitlement is as strong as ever. As soon as things will turn bad on the court, he will blame everyone but himself

  • LibertyDC
    LibertyDC Před 8 dny

    This is a good interview… well balanced and took up all the supposed issues and scandals… even the candy store! keep grinding JJ … lose the glasses next time though.

  • Boss Beast
    Boss Beast Před 11 dny

    You know before i watched this i always looked at Ben Simmons as maybe a lil lazy or stubborn but after hearing his story my opinion is much more positive. Keep putting these videos out JJ they speak volume!

  • aiuc lse
    aiuc lse Před 6 dny +1

    Only JJ can bring the best of everyone huge shoutout to him for making Ben feel open and safe

  • Ttj007
    Ttj007 Před 8 dny

    im so happy so see him talk and listening to his side of the story im deff looking forward to see what he does this season

  • drew bodnar
    drew bodnar Před 12 dny +111

    Love the podcasts because it eliminates the disconnect we have with knowing someone from afar. Hearing Ben and his experiences allows you to empathize what he’s went through and it changes your perception and presumptions.