Ben Simmons’ flimsy excuse for his infamous dunk won’t help 76ers fans cope

Philadelphia 76ers fans remember the play quite well.

With three and a half minutes remaining in Game 7 against the Atlanta Hawks, Ben Simmons ran over his defender in the lane and inexplicably passed the ball to Matisse Thybulle instead of finishing the easy dunk. The Sixers lost the game and the series, and Simmons never dressed for the team again.