• Published: 10 May 2018
  • The Sixers lost to the Celtics in 5 games, and Brad Stevens devised a game plan to completely shut down rookie point guard Ben Simmons. Find out what Stevens did, how the Celtics executed it, and why it worked.
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Comments • 1 497

  • mill'swrld
    mill'swrld  2 weeks back

    Ben will get figured out and taken out of more games

    • Z2425
      Z2425  3 weeks back

      Trade for Lebron

      • eltoro gillz
        eltoro gillz  3 weeks back

        I blame his spineless coach and spineless organization. imagine if Lillard, curry, Kemba didn't shoot. you think their coaches would let them? this kid dont know that this might affect his status as an NBA legend later on

        • Dylan Kiley
          Dylan Kiley  1 months back

          I’ve seen rec ballers play 10x better than this

          • Craig Yang
            Craig Yang  1 months back

            It's been one year passed, and it's playoff again. And it's the same problem with Simmons... 76ers down 0-1. This is bad, Mr. Simmons.

            • QuickHand Cam
              QuickHand Cam  2 months back

              How'd he get in the league lookin like this?

              • Epic Child
                Epic Child  2 months back

                Simmons is so improved this year

                • ///AMG
                  ///AMG  2 months back

                  He dunks and layup right shoot left throw right he is right handed

                  • Edmond Dantes
                    Edmond Dantes  3 months back

                    Well its 2019. You might as well reload this video because Simmons is the exact same player he was last year

                    • fuhjrvr
                      fuhjrvr  3 months back

                      If he can shoot he’ll be another AI

                      • fuhjrvr
                        fuhjrvr  3 months back

                        This is what some people don’t understand about the problem with Simmons.

                        • Basch Fon Rosenburg
                          Basch Fon Rosenburg  3 months back

                          The video's title picture looks like an old 64 game

                          • rocket man
                            rocket man  3 months back

                            I'm a sixers fan. Ben Simmons is a cancer to Sixers! You cannot be a point guard if you can't shoot. It is mandatory! Anyone who says Magic Johnson couldn't shoot or Lebron James couldn't shoot or Rajon Rondo can't shoot are all IDIOTS!!!
                            Magic Johnson scored 42 points grabbed 15 rebounds and had 7 assists in the 1980 finals against the Sixers. Lot of those points were jump shots.
                            To be a point guard you need to have at least a respectable jump shop to keep the defense honest. Not only is Ben Simmons a horrible, horrible shooter, he can't shoot free throws either. Every game I see he shoots 2-7, 2-9, 3 for 8. He's making me sick to my stomach!! To make things worse, suddenly now he's taking outside shots and its not even hitting the rim! He air balls it or bricks it off the backboard.
                            NBA teams are not even guarding Ben Simmons on offense. They dare him to shoot. They double team other sixers players like Joel Embiid and its making their job a lot harder!! How the hell Ben Simmons made the all star team this year is mind boggling! He don't deserve it.

                            • Ace Frost
                              Ace Frost  4 months back

                              The dude is a great player he makes his team
                              Better and hes the mvp because he can make his team better all while sitting on the bench

                              • Ace Frost
                                Ace Frost  4 months back

                                Simmons is the mvp

                                • playmaka2007
                                  playmaka2007  4 months back

                                  Simmon's lack of a shot is going to be the 76ers biggest weakness in the post season, probably a bigger problem than Markele Fultz.

                                  • Marc Anthony Nieveras
                                    Marc Anthony Nieveras  4 months back

                                    Kaya hindi rin ako kumbinsido eh na sya dapat nagROY si DONOVAN MITCHELL buhat na buhat nya ang jazz rookie pa lang sya.. Nanakawan ng ROY award si MITCHELL kumpara sa laro ni simmons kaya rin naman ni donovan un pero hindi kaya ni simmons mag 3 points at magpull up puro salaksak bullshit pa sa free throw tapos ROY?? HAHA BIAS TALAGA NBA PAG MINSAN

                                    • Asniel Figueroa
                                      Asniel Figueroa  5 months back

                                      The problem with Simmons!

                                      HE CANT SHOOT TO SAVE HIS LIFE

                                      • Jon Quist
                                        Jon Quist  5 months back

                                        4:40 didn't the nba make LeBron James stop using his black mask? why do they let Joel get away with it? 😕

                                        • Sam Gaebe
                                          Sam Gaebe  5 months back

                                          Ingram is better than simmons dont @me

                                          • KingSo Indabuildin
                                            KingSo Indabuildin  5 months back

                                            Yo wtf happened to isiah thimas is he injured or something ?

                                            • Andrew Decker
                                              Andrew Decker  5 months back

                                              Ben Simmons smh, mother fucker can't shoot farther than he is tall lol

                                              • Kai H
                                                Kai H  5 months back

                                                The guy just needs to shoot. Idc if it goes in it will at least make the defence actually defend a bit

                                                • KK Stovall
                                                  KK Stovall  5 months back

                                                  Coach Brown is a clown.

                                                  • Luigi Salvacion
                                                    Luigi Salvacion  6 months back

                                                    Ben Simmons is a fvcking bust. I still wonder how he got that ROTY againdt Mitchell. He cant even shoot the ball.

                                                  • Sam
                                                    Sam  6 months back

                                                    If he doesn't develop his shot then Simmons is in trouble. His whole career is in trouble.

                                                    • King B
                                                      King B  6 months back

                                                      He's overrated but he's capable of 15p/5a/5r a game 😂

                                                      • Name Last name
                                                        Name Last name  6 months back

                                                        He can’t shoot

                                                        • mirza imran
                                                          mirza imran  6 months back

                                                          Its simple, he's jumpe!!!

                                                          • larry smith
                                                            larry smith  6 months back

                                                            Simmons is trash

                                                            • King James
                                                              King James  6 months back

                                                              If this guy will not learn how to shoot 3's specially now on how the game works his career will be short

                                                              • Xx NASH xX
                                                                Xx NASH xX  6 months back

                                                                Didn't know he was from Australia that's cool

                                                                • Mikko Lopez
                                                                  Mikko Lopez  6 months back

                                                                  Dat's Brother
                                                                  Fuck you, you bogan-feral cunt.

                                                                  Bogan Ben can’t shoot.

                                                                  • Jordan King
                                                                    Jordan King  6 months back

                                                                    I think Ben Simmons don't wanna shoot because he don't want the Josh Smith story to happen to him.

                                                                    • Mushroomstamp
                                                                      Mushroomstamp  6 months back


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                                                                        Michael Costuna  6 months back


                                                                        • Snicky G
                                                                          Snicky G  7 months back

                                                                          Benjamin Simmons should be thanking his lucky stars he is rid of that Kardashian broad! He should have known, before he ever got involved with her, the Kardashians are toxic! I hope he has learned his lesson!

                                                                          • JoeTheGreat08
                                                                            JoeTheGreat08  7 months back

                                                                            McConnell is a PG, that is all

                                                                            • Mack Jordan
                                                                              Mack Jordan  7 months back

                                                                              I need this channel, but for Football too

                                                                              • NosssyYT
                                                                                NosssyYT  7 months back

                                                                                Ben can do better than what you can do. All these hater in the comments like "ben cant shoot, cant do this cant do that" They are all correct but he has made a career out of it.. and what are you guys doing????
                                                                                Sitting here on your asses while he is accomplishing something? Stfu, he is a god and there is nothing you can do about it

                                                                                • Chance Day
                                                                                  Chance Day  7 months back

                                                                                  Ben Simmons GOAT. Any person who is ranked number one in high school and does less then 3 years n college is nasty at the sport period

                                                                                  • Anime THOT Slayer
                                                                                    Anime THOT Slayer  7 months back

                                                                                    Plot twist Simons is shit

                                                                                    • Boon Ducks
                                                                                      Boon Ducks  7 months back

                                                                                      Bruh if I was philly coach I make Ben simmon kardashian work on his jump shot period......

                                                                                      • Voice of the Voiceless
                                                                                        Voice of the Voiceless  7 months back

                                                                                        Summarization: Lack of creating a jumpshot in perimeter

                                                                                        • xd Breezy
                                                                                          xd Breezy  7 months back

                                                                                          Ben Simmons game is better the Donavan's

                                                                                          • Randy Savage
                                                                                            Randy Savage  7 months back

                                                                                            15ppg 8rpg 8apg numbers don't lie yall

                                                                                            • Randy Savage
                                                                                              Randy Savage  7 months back

                                                                                              Ben only problem is not shooting da shot I bet if he shoot it as much as any other player is gonna fall

                                                                                              • Therealboog_
                                                                                                Therealboog_  7 months back

                                                                                                Embiid led them