Reggie Miller Slams Nets’ Ben Simmons For Decision To Skip Game 4

NBA legend Reggie Miller was no fan of the news that Ben Simmons supposedly woke up with a sore back and would miss Game 4 of the Nets’ series against the Celtics.Ben Simmons

Simmons has yet to play this season, but reportedly had progressed enough to make his debut in Game 4. The Nets, however, trail the series by a 3-0 count. Suddenly, Simmons again feels not well enough to play.

“Cmon MAN!!! Out for Game 4 when it was rumored you were going to make your debut. This dude has ZERO competitive [fire],” Miller tweeted. “As small a chance as the Nets have to come back in this series, you still have KD and Kyrie, all you need is to win ONE game and take it from there..#ManUp”

Miller wasn’t the first former or current player to question Simmons’ heart after Simmons missed all of the season with the 76ers, then was given a new lease on basketball life in the James Harden trade with the Nets.

Nets coach Steve Nash has indicated whether Simmons plays is entirely up to how his back is feeling. And it is up to Simmons to make that call.

“Part of the decision has to be Ben’s,” Nash said. “I think that he has to be all-in. And so that is a part of the equation, that’s fair. It’s not all on Ben. It’s not like, ‘Ah, come on, you didn’t play Ben.’ This is a unique situation.

“He’s never played with his teammates. And to go into a playoff situation after a long period of inactivity and injury is not straightforward.”

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