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Ben Simmons of the Nets was booed a lot by 76ers supporters in his first game back in Philadelphia
Simmons played in Philadelphia for the first time since Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2021.
On Tuesday night, Ben Simmons, a member of the Brooklyn Nets, made his eagerly anticipated return to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. Since Game 7 of the 2021 Eastern Conference Semifinals, when Simmons notoriously missed a dunk opportunity while playing for the Sixers, Simmons hadn't played in Philadelphia. This game was his first game there since that time. After that game, Simmons never returned to the court for the Sixers as he asked for a trade during the offseason, which was eventually granted when he was sent to Brooklyn in February.
The season after the trade, the Nets played in Philadelphia, but Simmons was injured. Despite this, he was still the target of a great deal of criticism from Philadelphia supporters. But this time, Simmons was ready to perform, and the audience was ready for him. As soon when Simmons emerged from warmups, he was greeted with jeers, and those jeers only grew louder as spectators found their seats and the arena filled up.
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