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Simmons fined $360,000 for missing Sixers preseason game against Raptors

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Simmons fined $360,000 for missing Sixers preseason game against Raptors

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Oct 06
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Philadelphia 76ers kept the show going even without their All-Star guard Ben Simmons.

The 76ers lost its first preseason game 123-107 on Monday to the Toronto Raptors, and Simmons was nowhere to be seen. As a result, the 25-year-old was fined $360,000 for missing the game.

According to Philly Voice, Simmons’ side has decided to meet with the NBA’s player union after being told to pay those penalties as they felt the amount was higher than Simmons had expected.

The three-time All-Star has been struggling with the Sixers these past few months since he asked to be traded in the off-season and did not report to training camp. The cards seem to be in Philadelphia’s favor since Simmons has to honor his five-year, $177 million contract he signed in 2019.

The Australian-born player seemed to have made up his mind to leave Philadelphia for good.

Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Simmons listed his Ritz-Carlton residence for sale, starting at a $3.1 million price point.

“Simmons purchased his place at the Ritz for $2.54 million in 2018,” Pompey wrote. “It has three bedrooms and 4.5 baths and is 3,079 square feet. The residence comes with two underground parking spots, access to a fitness center and pool, and valet parking.”

Simmons now has only two options: return to the team with a thick skin or continue to lose six figures each time he misses a game.

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