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Ben Simmons confronts Joel Embiid, Doc Rivers after Sixers practice blow-up

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The Ben Simmons saga with the Philadelphia 76ers has entered a new chapter in what feels like an endless novel rivaling Game of Thrones at this point.

In the latest twist in the tale, Ben Simmons had a meeting with Doc Rivers, Joel Embiid, and the rest of the Sixers after the highly-publicized practice feud that resulted in Simmons getting sent home.

According to the latest report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Sixers star has taken responsibility for the escalation in practice but admitted he’s not ready to suit up just yet.

Via Shams:

Ben Simmons spoke to Doc Rivers, Joel Embiid and entire 76ers team today and accepted everyone needs to take responsibility, including himself — but Simmons informed them all that he’s not mentally ready to play yet and needs time.

Many suspected that after the practice ordeal, it seemed like a sure thing Ben Simmons would never be putting on a Sixers uniform again. But Shams claims that he actually does want to play – but he’s dealing with a mental burden that he has yet to overcome.

Ben Simmons and the Sixers had seemingly passed the point of no return months ago. The latest statements from GM Daryl Morey made the feel like the relationship was irreparable. But as we’ve come to expect in this never-ending tale, you never know what to expect.