It is our sad, solemn duty to relay the tragic news that our very own Ben Simmons, born July 20th 1996 in Fitzroy, sadly died February 13th 2019 in New York City shortly after 8:00pm local time after being put on the receiving end of an almighty posterising dunk from which there was simply no recovery. He was 22 years old.
Simmons was playing for his beloved Philadelphia 76ers in today’s matchup against the New York Knicks when, around two-thirds of the way through the game’s second quarter, rookie forward Kevin Knox felled him with an act that’s legally considered murder in at least 20 other countries.
— MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) February 14, 2019
The clearly horrified reaction from DeAndre Jordan says it all.
Man is simply not meant to witness such atrocities with his own eyes.
Upon viewing the incident, people on Twitter came to the same unanimous diagnosis: He dead. That man dead.
Ben Simmons died without ever making a 3 https://t.co/51LQ4YAvUa
— NoTechBen (@NoTechBen) February 14, 2019
Kevin Knox just murdered Ben Simmons 😳👀😳 pic.twitter.com/fInYR355gh
— NBA Lowdown (@NBALowdown) February 14, 2019
Hey Ben Simmons, how’s it feel to get skull-fucked by Kevin Knox? pic.twitter.com/VX8EvyvkdT
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) February 14, 2019
Is @BenSimmons25 dead? Saw a highlight and just want to make sure he’s ok
— Marisa (@eMjAy_023) February 14, 2019
Rip Ben Simmons pic.twitter.com/3VPqomzXMt
— SQUEEZE ♟ (@i_am_SQ) February 14, 2019
Saw Ben Simmons trending… Damn, all I can say is prayers up 🙏🏾 Ben. 😂😂😂#wizraptors
— CallMeHerb (@HerbInTheDMV) February 14, 2019
RIP @BenSimmons25 he lived a good life 🙏🏽
— SG👿 (@TheTrillest_) February 14, 2019
Thoughts and prayers up for Ben Simmons. You hate to see it. 🙏🏽😂 https://t.co/eQwMbttqA4
— Catch from Corporate (@CatchBoyardee) February 14, 2019
In what is being considered by authorities to be retribution for last night’s Kentucky-LSU game, Kevin Knox just murdered Ben Simmons. pic.twitter.com/JTAZE2sS72
— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) February 14, 2019
Simmons was reportedly assessed by courtside medical who subsequently upgraded his condition from “dissolved like Thanos clicked his fingers again” to “a regular alive person.”
It’s the second time in two days Simmons has been put on the wrong end of a on-court assault, following yesterday’s battering in Boston at the hands of Jayson Tatum.
TATUM 😱 https://t.co/kuokndUjeT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 13, 2019
Just a real bad 48 hours for the lad. Nothing but disrespect all around.
Ahh well Simmo. They can’t all be highlights mate.