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Details Emerge From Ben Simmons Decision: NBA World Reacts

Nets guard Ben Simmons on Sunday

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 17: Ben Simmons #10 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on from the bench during the first quarter of Round 1 Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs at TD Garden on April 17, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

After Sunday's news, it's more likely than not that Ben Simmons won't suit up for a single game with the Brooklyn Nets this season.

And now, thanks to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, we have further explanation as to why.

The Nets and Ben Simmons expected he would be ready to play on Monday," Woj tweeted. "But after getting on the court yesterday Simmons says he awoke with back soreness today. In the end, the team and Simmons agreed he'll remain out for Game 4."

This is not what the Nets envisioned when they dealt a disgruntled James Harden to Philly in exchange for the three-time All-Star. The NBA World reacted to the Ben Simmons details Sunday. "Brooklyn Nets becoming a laughing stock," replied a writer and analyst. "Poor Kevin Durant."

"Yeah. The 76ers definitely made the right decision," another user commented.

"Yeah, no one is buying this," said another.

"You honestly can’t even make this up," tweeted Connor Hughes.

"Imagine what KD's back feels like," replied another fan.

"LOL. The Nets traded for a guy who’s retired but hasn’t told anybody yet," ESPN's Dan Graziano laughed.

"This the most pathetic player in the history of professional sports."

"The Ben Simmons saga might be the most boring storyline for a player ever," tweeted another user. "Like just come back next year man nobody gives a [expletive]."

"Simmons talking to Steve Nash," commented Mike Golic Jr.

"This man is scared to play basketball bro come on."

Sigh.