NBPA executive director Michelle Roberts is not happy with Daryl Morey's unsympathetic comments about the Philadelphia 76ers' wantaway star Ben Simmons.

When addressing the situation recently, Morey didn't hold back his thoughts about their plans for Simmons if he continues to hold out and refuse to play for the Sixers. He highlighted how they won't give in to the pressure and instead find the best trade for him where they can get another All-Star player in return.

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“You're going to think I'm kidding, I'm not. This could (go on for) four years years. … We're in the prime of Joel's career … Either Ben Simmons is playing for us, or we have to get back a difference maker,” the Sixers president added.

These comments, however, didn't sit well with Roberts. Simmons admitted to the Sixers recently that he is not yet ready to play due to mental health concerns, but Morey seems to have forgotten it with his rather harsh comments.

“Really? Is it so hard to believe that Ben’s not mentally at a place to compete? Professional athletes — like the rest of us — have difficult periods in our lives that require time and energy to heal. We have and will continue to provide Ben with the support and resources he needs to work through this. Threatening the prospect of ‘another four years' serves no one’s interests. Like Tobias [Harris], I say let’s respect Ben’s space and embrace him while allowing him the time to move forward,” Roberts told Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill.

“So, take a breath and count to 10: We are all too good to continue to play this perpetual game of chicken.”

It is still unknown whether Ben Simmons will still suit up for the Sixers amid the controversy and his trade demand. Based on Morey's comments, it looks like they are determined to give him away, albeit for the right price.

But then again, it is noticeable that Simmons' Sixers teammates have been really supportive of him as of late. Joel Embiid urged Philly fans to embrace and show love for the Aussie playmaker, calling him their “brother.”

Meanwhile, Tobias Harris shared the same sentiment as Roberts, citing that they have to “really understand that he’s a human first” and they should respect his privacy amid the difficult time.