The NBA’s young star has a disdain for the NCAA in general.
Ben Simmons spent one season at LSU before moving on to the NBA.
If the Philadelphia 76ers’ young star forward would have had his way, he wouldn’t have had to spend even a day on the Tigers’ campus.
Simmons admitted in an interview with Uninterrupted that he got basically nothing out of his year in college.
Here’s what he said:
“I think I would have learned a lot more by being around professional athletes. Looking at it now, I don’t even know what I learned financially or just being a person at LSU. I think I’ve learned a lot more with this last year being in Philly and being a pro, than I did at LSU.”
“When they started asking more of me, like more photos shoots and meeting with them and things I had to do throughout the day. I’d have class and then I would go lift, have practice, then ‘Oh Ben, you have to stay and do media and the photo shoot. I would be kind of annoyed, like ‘What am I getting out of this?’”
“It’s a dirty business… You have to put up with it, but at the same time it taught me a lot. I have an image and people use it, but now I have the opportunity to control that, what I do and who I work with. It helped me, but at the same time I felt it was very sneaky.”
Simmons has previously blasted the NCAA in a documentary for Showtime.
You can watch his full interview with Uninterrupted here.