Ben Simmons’ jump shot appears to be on the loose in New York.
A “missing” poster mocking the 76ers star was spotted taped to a street post outside of Barclays Center ahead of Philadelphia’s Game 3 matchup against the Nets.
The hilarious sign offered a reward of $26,620,450, which amounts to the total of Simmons’ rookie contract.
📸 “Missing: Ben Simmons jump shot” hanging outside of Barclays Center prior to Game 3. pic.twitter.com/pC94WF8eAs
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) April 18, 2019
Nets veteran Jared Dudley stirred tensions when he offered a critical scouting report on Simmons, who simply blew off the diss when asked to respond.
Simmons and teammate Joel Embiid also annoyed a number of Nets players after laughing off an attempted apology to Jarrett Allen. Embiid was issued a flagrant foul for elbowing Allen in Game 2, which the Sixers won 145-123 after falling 111-102 in Game 1 on Saturday.
However, Embiid later admitted he probably should have been tossed.
“I probably should’ve been ejected. It was pretty bad,” Embiid told reporters, adding that he apologized to Allen multiple times on the court and texted Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to relay another apology.
Embiid has since been ruled out for Thursday’s meeting with knee soreness after being a game-time decision for the last two matchups.
The Eastern Conference series is tied 1-1 entering Thursday’s game in Brooklyn, which is schedule to tip off at 8 p.m. ET.
It’s the first time in four years the Nets have hosted a postseason game, and clearly fans are feeling frivolous.