In light of their 109-104 victory over the Knicks, Philly fans are celebrating a great and long-awaited achivement.
After over 5,000 minutes, two seasons, and 171 total games played, Ben Simmons finally made a 3-pointer. It marks the first time in his NBA career he has connected on a shot from beyond the arc.
Because Simmons is such a well-rounded player, his inability to shoot has been one of his biggest criticisms since his debut in 2017. Needless to say, his make from downtown on Wednesday night was an encouraging sight for many and sparked a flurry of reactions on the internet.
Ben Simmons after making a three pointer pic.twitter.com/gP7OIlTWyF
— Grant Goldberg (@GrantGoldberg) November 21, 2019
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 21, 2019
cutting off my whole face and replacing it with 😤 https://t.co/X9PxEQVepn
— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) November 21, 2019
gonna tell my kids this was Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/gQqtmP0aal
— shamus (@shamus_clancy) November 21, 2019
Ben nails the three!
— Theloniuos Torgs (@ATorgun) November 21, 2019
I put Titanic Music over Ben Simmons hitting his first three pic.twitter.com/vMWIs5Vjar
— Vote The Process (@VoteTheProcess) November 21, 2019
The 76ers have cooled off a bit after starting the season with the NBA’s best record. And while their losses over the summer will prove to be a challenge, the leadership of Embiid and Simmons should be enough for the Sixers to make a deep playoff run.
If Simmons’ three is any indicator as to how his game is developing, the team is set to trend upwards.