Superstar 76er Joel Embiid says he's not "here to babysit" teammate Ben Simmons aft the Australian was kicked retired of signifier and suspended for his refusal to enactment successful Philadelphia grooming drills.
Simmons stunned the NBA satellite erstwhile it was revealed 76ers manager Doc Rivers told the three-time NBA All-Star to battalion up and spell home aft helium refused to enactment successful a antiaircraft drill.
Simmons has been astatine the centre of an disfigured commercialized saga with the 76ers, and portion it's apt his days are numbered successful Philadelphia, erstwhile helium gets traded is simply a enigma with the organisation obscurity adjacent a woody with different team, giving the Australian nary prime but to enactment wherever helium is.
Following today's event, Embiid, past year's runner-up for MVP, said helium has had capable of the full saga.
"At this point, I don't attraction astir that man, honestly. He does immoderate helium wants," Embiid told reporters.
"That's not my job, that's those guys' jobs.
"I'm lone focused connected trying to marque the squad better, triumph immoderate games, play hard each night, effort to pb the guys that we person here, and I'm definite they consciousness the aforesaid mode due to the fact that our chemistry has been fantabulous contempt everything that's been happening successful the past fewer months. I don't truly care."
Prior to today's practice, Simmons had initially refused to amusement up to pre-season grooming camp arsenic portion of his bid to permission Philadelphia.
He shocked the franchise past week by showing up astatine the team's headquarters.
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The Australian superstar inactive has 4 years near to tally connected his declaration and is owed much than $200 cardinal dollars.
Embiid said helium had nary involvement successful convincing Simmons to listen.
"I'm not present to babysit. I would beryllium consenting to babysit if idiosyncratic wants to listen, but that's not my job," Embiid added.
"That's retired of my control. I'm focused connected what's present and let's effort to triumph immoderate games."