76ers fans greeted Ben Simmons with boos and trash talk as he took the court before Thursday's game ... marking his first return to Philadelphia since his trade to the Brooklyn Nets.
Remember, the 25-year-old guard made it clear he wanted out of Philly ... and was willing to lose out on millions of dollars as he refused to suit up for the Sixers this season.
Ben Simmons has taken the floor in Philly. pic.twitter.com/UCMJqkqifH— Nets Videos (@SNYNets) March 10, 2022
Ben Simmons has taken the floor in Philly. pic.twitter.com/UCMJqkqifH
Simmons finally got what he wanted last month ... after the Sixers traded BS, Seth Curry and Andre Drummond to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for James Harden.
Simmons returned to Wells Fargo Center -- this time as a visitor -- in black and white gear for Thursday's matchup against the Sixers ... and despite being out with an injury, the fans let him hear it during pre-game shootaround.
Damn Ben was just trying to get his pistachio latte in peace 😂 pic.twitter.com/ri4MTQxSx1— JD (@j2110_) March 10, 2022
Damn Ben was just trying to get his pistachio latte in peace 😂 pic.twitter.com/ri4MTQxSx1
In fact, the 3-time All-Star was heckled way before getting to the arena -- he was surrounded by an angry crowd while getting onto the team bus ... with one fan saying, "Ben Simmons, you stink!"
Fans were also booing Simmons outside the Four Season in downtown Philadelphia ... with one fan actually thanking him for the Nets trade.
"Thanks for James, man" one fan yelled.
Welcome back to Philly, Simmons.