Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers forward Ben Simmons have been engaged in one of the NBA’s spiciest slices of beef this year, with each rookie claiming they’re the true Rookie of the Year. Mitchell claimed Simmons shouldn’t be eligible since he’s sat out all last season. Meanwhile, Simmons is having none of it.
It’s the feud that keeps on giving.
Adidas is selling the ‘Rookie?’ shirts previously seen on Donovan Mitchell after he led the Jazz to victory last night, dropping 38 points and advancing Utah to the second round.https://t.co/p6k23aZzfW pic.twitter.com/oxMPUP4eZs
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) April 28, 2018
So, when the 76ers took on the Celtics and Boston fans started chanting “not a rookie” at the Philly star, Donovan Mitchell absolutely loved it.
Celtics fans hitting Ben Simmons with a chant that'll make Donovan Mitchell smile… pic.twitter.com/ajZAbAWjSo
— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) May 1, 2018
First, he dropped a laughing emoji tweet at the exact moment the chants were televised.
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) May 1, 2018
And in a less subtle jab, he commented this on House of Highlights’ Instagram page.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 1, 2018
Keep your popcorn by your side, because this Rookie of the Year battle isn’t over.