Washington Wizards Announcer Calls Ben Simmons One Of The Most Overrated Players In The League During Live Broadcast

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Washington Wizards Announcer Calls Ben Simmons One Of The Most Overrated Players In The League During Live Broadcast

 

This season has been incredibly kind to Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons, apart from being a key piece to the Sixers’ winning ways, Simmons has emerged as a top candidate for this year’s ‘Defensive Player of the Year’ award, while recently earning another All-Star nod following his stellar level of play in the first-half of the season.

That being said, Simmons still gets a ludicrous amount of hate and criticism for someone who has a Rookie of the Year award, 3x All-Star appearances, All-NBA Third Team and All-Defensive First Team selection under his resume.

During the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Washington Wizards on Friday, Wizards announcer Justin Kutcher had some words for the 24-year old Sixers point guard, who missed the game due to COVID-19 protocol.

 

“I’ve said it before and I know I’ll take flak for it,” he said.

“I think Ben Simmons is one of if not the most overrated player in the NBA. He’s got so much love and attention that people aren’t paying attention to what Tobias Harris is doing on the floor.”

 

https://twitter.com/TheHoopCentral/status/1370594842665832450?s=20

 

Klutcher generated a ton of negative reactions after he called out Simmons for being overrated, but the Wizards announcer was not worried and even made sure to stick by his take regardless of the flak he was getting.

 

“Yep, I said that Ben Simmons is one of the most overrated plyrs in the NBA, and I stand by it. I didn’t say he was BAD, just not as good as everyone makes him out to be. GREAT defender, potential DPOY, but I think he’s made All League/All Star Teams based on hype. And..goodnight”

 

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