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Danny Green defends Sixers star Ben Simmons amid criticism after loss

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A lot of criticism has targeted All-Star Ben Simmons, who once again came up small in a big situation.

“I know a lot of people are gonna be on Ben a lot,” said veteran Danny Green at exit interviews on Monday. “They’re going to harp on this whole thing about Ben and he’s my teammate, my brother. I understand things that he’s gone through this year alone. It’s been heavy for him and rough, but it’s not just him. We all together win or lose.”

Simmons has definitely gone through adversity in the 2020-21 season. “Everybody’s gonna say ‘Oh, Ben could’ve done this,’ if I made some shots in Game 1 for us, you could also say Shake, Furkan, Matisse as you go down the line, there’s so many mistakes that happened. You can’t just harp on one player.”

Green makes an excellent point about basketball being a team game, but on the flip side, Simmons is the one who is the All-Star leader.

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