Report: Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons Rift 'Had Been Escalating' Prior to Playoff Exit

by Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report— The reported rift between Philadelphia 76ers stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons had been escalating prior to the team's surprising second-round playoff series

Bleacher Report—76ers' Joel Embiid on Rumored Ben Simmons Rift: Stop Using My Name to Push Agendas. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid pushed aside rumors that lingering issues with Ben Simmons led the point guard to request a trade from the Sixers.

New York Post—Joel Embiid goes off on rumors of Ben Simmons drama with 76ers. It’s been reported that the Embiid-Simmons rift has ben escalating.

NBC4 Washington—Joel Embiid Goes Off on Ben Simmons Trade Rumors on Twitter. As the Ben Simmons trade rumors whip into a frenzy, the face of the Sixers’ franchise decided to not simply sit idly by anymore. By Adam Hermann