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Ben Simmons to Seek Therapy After Telling Sixers He Isn’t Mentally Prepared to Play

Mental health is a serious issue.

Especially in the black community and several NBA players who have come out over the past couple of years to speak about how they have suffered from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

I really hope Ben Simmons isn’t just using this as an excuse because he doesn’t want to play for the Sixers because that would be a slap in the face of people who deal with these mental health issues every day of their lives. It shouldn’t be used as a negotiating tactic.

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star guard Ben Simmons plans to meet with medical professionals for an evaluation after telling the team Friday that he wasn’t mentally ready to play to his expectations and needed time to step away, sources told ESPN.

Simmons met separately with coach Doc Rivers, medical staff, and teammates Friday morning at the team’s facility in Camden, New Jersey, and started a process that is expected to continue to keep him from making his season debut, sources said.

After he told the team’s medical staff of his reasons for needing to seek help, the Sixers continued to offer Simmons whatever resources are necessary to assist him, sources said.

The Sixers, in my opinion, have done everything possible to make things right with Simmons.

A coach and teammate criticizing him for not shooting and passing up wide-open dunks aren’t something that should cause a player just to fall apart and not want to fulfill his contract.

Remember, it isn’t hating if it is true, and the things people say about Ben Simmons on the court are true.

No one knows what is going on in these players lives, so you can’t say just because he was living it up with his girlfriend Maya Jama all summer that means he doesn’t have mental health issues, but it is fair to wonder considering everything that has happened if this is just a way to make sure he never takes the court again for the sixers.

Flip the pages for the latest and Ben allegedly going to strip club after being kicked out of practice.

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