Sixers star Ben Simmons mocks the Wizards’ Russell Westbrook with savage taunt
Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons got no chill on the Washington Wizards’ Russell Westbrook. In one play during Game 3 of the Sixers and Wizards’ first-round matchup, Simmons got the better of Westbrook and continued to rub it in the face of the 2017 Most Valuable Player.
Simmons finds space inside the paint then pivots, as soon as he gets the ball, for the left-handed jump hook. The ensuing image probably portrays the Sixers and Wizards series.
Ben Simmons really went there after scoring over Russ 😅
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) May 30, 2021
Is Simmons being cocky? Yes. But he’s earned the right to do so, especially with the Sixers pummeling the Wizards after three games. Not only that, he’s been playing really well for Philly, delivering nightly all-around numbers—save for 3-pointers.
The Sixers won this contest, 132-103, as Simmons scored 15 points to go along with five rebounds and nine assists. Overall, he was outplayed by Westbrook, who registered 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists to his name. Then again, the Sixers are going back to their hotel with the dub.
To say that the Wizards have their backs against the wall would be an understatement. The Sixers entered the playoffs as the East’s No. 1 team, bannered by Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year candidates in Joel Embiid and Simmons, respectively.
The Wizards are walking wounded as their best player in Westbrook is nursing a right ankle sprain. They’ve been in a deep hole at a different point this season. They were wallowing near the bottom of the East’s standings until Westbrook flipped the switch.
Game 4 is set for tipoff on Monday as the Sixers will look to sweep their first-round matchup in Washington.