Simmons has herniated disk, Nash still optimistic he'll play
Ben Simmons' back injury is a herniated disk, though Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash still believes the guard can play this season. Simmons had an epidural recently that Nash said he believed had relieved some of the pain in his back. Nash had revealed that step after it happened last week, but hadn't disclosed the nature of Simmons' injury until Monday, when he confirmed a report by The Athletic.news.yahoo.com
Analysis: NBA All-Star voting by players, again, was flawed
It has become an annual joke, one that NBA players keep repeating. For the sixth consecutive year, players had the right to have a significant say in the process of deciding who will start the All-Star Game. The NBA uses a formula to do that now, with fan voting counting for 50% of the total, a media panel counting for 25% and the players themselves getting 25%.news.yahoo.com
76ers suspend Simmons 1 game for conduct detrimental to team
Ben Simmons has been suspended by the Philadelphia 76ers for one game due to conduct detrimental to the team. Simmons will miss the 76ers’ season opener Wednesday night at New Orleans. The three-time All-Star guard was a holdout in training camp in the wake of his offseason trade demand.news.yahoo.com
NBA stars Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns take fight to social media: "I OWN YOU"
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns were both ejected after getting into a brawl during a game at the Wells Fargo Center, but the fighting didn't stop there. Towns, who's nickname is "KAT," responded with photos of him fighting Embiid and one snapshot of the star crying after losing in the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors. Joel Embiid fights with Karl-Anthony Towns in the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Embiid managed to take Towns to the ground, where he jammed his thumb into Towns' eye. Officials ejected Embiid and Towns from the game after they ruled it a fight.cbsnews.com