The Philadelphia 76ers will look to rebound following a disappointing defeat in their home opener when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. The Sixers were outscored 16-1 over the final 5:33 of the game and fell 114-109 to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Tobias Harris and Seth Curry scored 23 points each, while Embiid managed 19.
NBPA executive director Michele Roberts reminds everyone that professional athletes are human beings first.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ben Simmons sat out the Philadelphia 76ers' home opener on Friday night for personal reasons and the franchise does not know when the three-time All-Star guard will return. Simmons was suspended for the first game of the season for conduct detrimental to the team after coach Doc Rivers threw him out of practice for refusing to participate in a drill. Rivers said it was a ''productive day'' and hoped the meeting was a start toward bringing Simmons back into the fold.