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Look: Charles Barkley's Comment On Ben Simmons Is Going Viral

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 05: NBA analysts Kenny Smith (L) and Charles Barkley laugh during a live telecast of "NBA on TNT" at CES 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 5, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 8 and features 3,800 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 165,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, Ben Simmons returned to Philadelphia for his first in-game action against his former 76ers team.

It's no secret that Simmons' departure from Philadelphia was not a clean break. And given the infamous Philly sports fan attitude, the point guard's return to the Wells Fargo Center was not exactly met with a red-carpet welcome.

Charles Barkley and the TNT crew have tonight's Sixers-Nets game as their featured matchup. Before the game got underway, Barkley made a joke about Simmons' pregame outfit that's going viral on social media.

"He wearing that big ole jacket cause he got a bullet proof vest under there," the TNT analyst said on national TV.

Unsurprisingly, Simmons was met with a chorus of boos during his pregame introduction and every time he touched the ball on offense.

It's pretty clear the Philadelphia faithful are not ready to put this Ben Simmons situation behind them.