Now that LeBron James is done terrorizing the Eastern Conference, it looks like a trip to the NBA Finals is up for grabs. You'd think that it's between the Celtics and the Sixers, but don't tell that to NBC Sports Boston, who destroyed Ben Simmons in a recent video about who runs the East.
Jesus the Celtics just destroyed Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/6VPJF8wFJ4— 12up (@12upSport) July 2, 2018
Looks like we have a brand new rivalry on our hands. That didn't take long at all.
Boston has a different opinion of Simmons than the rest of the NBA does. The league sees him as the Rookie of the Year, while the Celtics just see him as the point guard who had a horrific series against them in the playoffs.
Of course, you can't forget about his one-point postseason game either.
Regardless, this is a cocky move by Boston. They may have manhandled the Sixers in the playoffs without their two best players, but it's still a tall order to assume that this team is going to be a cakewalk each and every season. Simmons, Joel Embiid, Dario Saric, and even Markelle Fultz are all extremely young. There's still plenty of room for growth.
At least we get to sit here and wait for Joel Embiid's response.