It’s happened. It’s finally bloody happened. Ben Simmons, in regular NBA season play, against a regular NBA team, on a regular NBA court, with his own by-god hands, has shot and made a three.
BEN SIMMONS CORNER THREE.
CAN I GET A HELL YEAH?
Marc Zumoff's call of the first official Simmons three is incredible. pic.twitter.com/eqFT116tRn
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) November 21, 2019
That’s a three! Ben Simmons hit a regulation, regular NBA season three! He’s on the board, baby! It’s finally bloody happened!
It’s not some sort of cruel trick or deep fake either. Look at the bloody box score.
Understandably, social media has lost its ever-loving mind over this clearly historic moment, the moment where Ben Simmons truly became President or whatever.
BEN SIMMONS FOR 3. CASH. pic.twitter.com/JM7AO6646m
— Ben Wobbins (@WorldWideWob) November 21, 2019
I put Titanic Music over Ben Simmons hitting his first three pic.twitter.com/vMWIs5Vjar
— Vote The Process (@VoteTheProcess) November 21, 2019
Ben Simmons first career three as called by all of human history’s greatest moments pic.twitter.com/b92T3o1j8R
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) November 21, 2019
The last time Ben Simmons made a three in an actual game was 1,451 days ago when he was at LSU.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 21, 2019
— Matt Sawyer (@MattSawyer21) November 21, 2019
*Ben Simmons hits a 3*
Entire city of Philadelphia: pic.twitter.com/U6OuuRiYzB
— Jay (@iPurrple) November 21, 2019
HANG THE BANNER.
THE COWARD DID IT.
BEN SIMMONS HAS SUCCESSFULLY PLACED A BASKETBALL IN THE HOOP FROM 3 POINT RANGE IN AN NBA CONTEST! pic.twitter.com/HaM7n5CqCB
— Has Ben Simmons Made A Three Yet? (@hasbensimmons) November 21, 2019
HE DID IT pic.twitter.com/dIQVGSAbRi
— Justin Phan (@jphanned) November 21, 2019
Is this real? Ben Simmons first career 3???? No way pic.twitter.com/U2idhoDPzJ
— CrockTIME (@eric_crocker) November 21, 2019
███████ ______________@BenSimmons25 everything else
hits a three
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 21, 2019
Ben Simmons to the folks that said he wouldn’t shoot a three: pic.twitter.com/42WKwMIDOe
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) November 21, 2019
Ben Simmons hit a 3?????? pic.twitter.com/EXADLFNqQ2
— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) November 21, 2019
BEN SIMMONS HIT A THREE. pic.twitter.com/stnLdyeuAl
— theScore (@theScore) November 21, 2019
There’s more than a few folks out there willing to retcon history as far their current and future kids are concerned, what with Simmons suddenly being the NBA’s most potent perimeter threat and all.
Telling my kids this was Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/UxTPFejMFR
— Hoops Reference (@HoopsReference) November 21, 2019
gonna tell my kids this was Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/rYayqPR7Vi
— Jack (@PrimeJackk) November 21, 2019
Telling my kids this was Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/Rz5idkOyU3
— Jeffrey Pierre (@MrJeffPierre) November 21, 2019
Telling my kids this was Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/eMqp4o7xhX
— RichMuzik OG ????️????️????️ (@richmuzik_og) November 21, 2019
Telling my kids this was Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/WESO26L3x8
— zackie Xan (@zackiexan) November 21, 2019
— Dan Green (@dangreenoh) November 21, 2019
gonna tell my kids this was Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/eoYQsHvAc9
— Jawn Doe/Summer Walker Pls Read My DMs (@kamclark) November 21, 2019
The corner three has paid off for more than just Simmons and the Sixers as well, with at least a small handful of fortunate punters cashing in on the absurd odds on offer.
Two people at @PointsBetUSA bet $100 on Ben Simmons to hit a 3 tonight
$1.2K payout at 12-1 odds ???? https://t.co/SHPOZUDpjD
— B/R Betting (@br_betting) November 21, 2019
There’s a fine line between bravery and stupidity, after all.
There you have it though folks. Ben Simmons, in the year of our lord 2019, has finally hit a three-point shot in regular NBA season play. Start the MVP chants right the hell now.Image: Getty Images / Mitchell Leff