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09 October 2019 02:49

BEN SIMMONS FUCKING PRE SEASON NBA 3 POINTER!!!!!!!!

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5) Zhaire Smith has his work cut out for him in the competition for bench minutes. The 2018 first-round draft pick did not make his first appearance until under three minutes remained in the third quarter, subbing in alongside Furkan Korkmaz and Shake Milton. He also came off the bench behind Thybulle and Ennis in the Sixers' scrimmage. Brett Brown warned before the game not to read too much into his substitution patterns - the goal for this one was just to roll guys in and get minutes. But it's at least worth noting that the first two guys off the bench were Thybulle and Ennis, who checked in for Joel Embiid and Josh Richardson.

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That effectively moved Tobias Harris to the four with Al Horford at center, Ennis at the three, Thybulle at the two, and Simmons at point. Trey Burke got all of the backup point guard minutes in the first half, Raul Neto in the second half. Ben Simmons actually made a 3-pointer in 76ers' preseason game Ben Simmons did it. Finally. The Philadelphia 76ers player, who was the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, hit the first 3-pointer of his career Tuesday night and NBA fans lost their minds.

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Granted, it did come in an exhibition game against the Guangzhou Loong Lions but it was still a 3-point shot that went through the hoop and went on the scoreboard. Simmons, who has struggled mightily with his outside shot during his career, drained his historic 3-pointer in the final seconds of the first half Tuesday night in Philadelphia. He worked on it all summer and it seemed to pay off right here: The 23-year-old Simmons is still 0-for-17 in the regular season on 3-pointers in his NBA career. He made one, on just three attempts, during his one season at LSU. We image the reaction will be even crazier whe n he hits an official three in a regular-season game against an actual NBA team.

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Thanks for signing up! HOLY SHIT. The crazy sonofabitch actually did it. After some 728 quarters with a full bagel on the stat sheet, Ben Simmons – the boy, the absolute lad – hit a three. He HIT A THREE. A no-fooling, actual, in-game, three point bucket. Clean as a whistle. Down it goes. Holy fucking hell. Simmons, quite infamously, has spent his entire burgeoning NBA career thus far absolutely scoreless from beyond the three-point arc, displaying the kind of violent physical aversion to even attempting three-point shots that your average allergist would shit themselves to study. But the hype over the off-season has been all about Simmons' reported jump shot. Does the lad from Fitzroy finally have the skills to start bombing them from long-range? With seconds to go in the first half of today's pre-season clash between Philadelphia and Chinese side Guangzhou, we found out. He fucken hit one, he actually goddamn did it, mother of god. BEN SIMMONS HIT A 3PT. pic.twitter.com/TEpomnW9Uy — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 9, 2019 Is it a pre-season game? Yes. Does that actually count on his official career stat sheet? Probably not. Does the Guangzhou defence more closely resemble a pile of half-melted witches hats? A bit. Was the score 82 – 41 at half time? Sure. But that's still Ben By-God Simmons hitting an in-game three point shot on an honest-to-goodness NBA court. Hell has frozen over, Simmons has a jump shot, halle-fucken-lujah. READ MORE Ben Simmons Takes Aim At The Deadset Flogs Who Want Him Banished From Oz Check out the Internet reaction, in all its caps-lock, mega-hyped majesty. It happened???? I was there the night Ben Simmons made his first 3 at Wells Fargo Center! #Sixers pic.twitter.com/T7aKI3CbOi — John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) October 9, 2019 NBA Twitter after Ben Simmons first three: pic.twitter.com/30mJbvpPD2 — simple jack (@jackkcronin) October 9, 2019 My entire TL is people talking about Ben Simmons hitting a three. Twitter makes sense again. — ian karmel (@IanKarmel) October 9, 2019 "How many times have you watched the Ben Simmons 3?" Me: pic.twitter.com/VkFgwaRvfu — peter george (@peterbrucker_) October 9, 2019 where were you the night Ben Simmons lost his Three Card — Ben Wobbins (@WorldWideWob) October 9, 2019 Put Ben Simmons's first three in the Louvre. pic.twitter.com/XMdfIljLsT — Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) October 9, 2019 BEN SIMMONS THREE POINTER TIME TO CELEBRATE???????????? pic.twitter.com/Mq6NIAeLHR — Charton Brand (@SnowmanEmbiid) October 9, 2019 Gonna tell my kids where I was when Ben Simmons hit a 3 over CJ Harris and demoralized the Guangzhou Loong Lions — max (@MaxOnTwitter) October 9, 2019 cultural impact: █ █ _ Ben Simmons 3's Anything Else — Josh Lyons (@TheLyons_Den) October 9, 2019 Sixers fans, when they saw Ben Simmons finally make a 3 pointer pic.twitter.com/U2vrKRjnrN — NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) October 9, 2019 A big shout out and daily MVP award, however, goes to the Did Ben Simmons Make A 3? Twitter feed, which has been diligently documenting this journey for well over a year, and is currently in full-on meltdown mode. BEN SIMMONS FUCKING PRE SEASON NBA 3 POINTER!!!!!!!! I AM NOT LYING OMGOMGOMGOMG — Did Ben Simmons make a 3? I HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES — Did Ben Simmons make a 3? YES — Did Ben Simmons make a 3? RT IF YOU HAVE A BONER pic.twitter.com/yCz1RrPwU5 — Did Ben Simmons make a 3? For everyone in mentions asking me what I'm going to do now because of a Ben Simmons pre season 3 pointer….. pic.twitter.com/sPLomY2Vku — Did Ben Simmons make a 3? (@DidSimmons) October 9, 2019 Ben Simmons has made a three (in a pre-season game). If the NBA wasn't safe before, it sure as shit ain't now.