Scottie Pippen Says Ben Simmons ‘Is Who He Is’ in GQ Interview

A rough week for Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons doesn’t have any signs of stopping.

Scottie Pippen, a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and a six-time NBA Champion, criticized Ben Simmons’ recent play in an interview with Tyler R. Tynes at GQ.

Pippen says:

“You guys have been looking at Ben Simmons for five years now?. And you can say this to Stephen A. Smith, too: Y’all know he can’t shoot. Y’all know he don’t look to shoot in the fourth quarter. You know he’s afraid to go to the foul line, he don’t wanna be humiliated, so what are you asking me? I’m not against Ben Simmons. But I think he is who he is.”

Simmons is coming off a woeful offensive performance in the playoffs that has seen a ton of criticism thrown his way. Simmons averaged 11.9 points per game while shooting 34 percent from the free throw line in the post-season.

Pippen also candidly discussed a variety of topics in his interview with GQ, including Kevin Durant, Michael Jordan, and Charles Barkley.