Ben Simmons has got moves.
The star Philadelphia 76ers point forward decided to use one of the sneakiest tricks in the book while inbounding the ball up four points and 16 seconds to go against the Los Angeles Clippers. Simmons noticed Clippers guard Sindarius Thornwell had his back facing him during the inbound play and decided to throw the ball off of him and go right to the hoop for an easy score.
Ben Simmons went off the defender's back 😎 pic.twitter.com/1TT7RfUNYj
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 2, 2019
Doc Rivers reaction says it all.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 2, 2019
It’s a tough look for Thornwell, who entered the game as a defensive substitution. But, I’d commend Simmons quick decision making opposed to hating on Thornwell. He turned his back for one second and got embarrassed. It wasn’t a lack of effort.
Simmons is a beast. If you make a mistake, he’ll make you pay. Thornwell learned the hard way.