Charles Barkley was wrong again.
After he guaranteed the Philadelphia 76ers would win Game 2 on the road, the Boston Celtics had other plans in front of 18,624 screaming fans at TD Garden Arena.
After going down by as many as 22 points, the Celtics put on a comeback for the ages as they rallied to take down the 76ers, 108-103, to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Ben Simmons, who has proclaimed himself to be the Rookie of The Year despite being drafted in 2016 and sitting out the 2017 season, had his worst game of his NBA career.
The former No. 1 pick scored a career-low with one point in Thursday’s loss. Simmons missed all of his field goal attempts and also had five turnovers in the game.
With the likes of Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Boston’s Jason Tatum, there really is no clear choice on who will be the Rookie of the Year this season. However, after Thursday’s performance, there is no doubt that Simmons has slipped and fans could not be happier.
Here’s how fans hilariously reacted on Twitter:
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 4, 2018
— Vic Hrz (@Firstnamevictor) May 4, 2018
Ben Simmons Scoring Highlights from Game 2 pic.twitter.com/4G7HvJ3ORS
— Celtics Junkies (@CelticsJunkies) May 4, 2018
— Bradley Evans (@RadBradEvans) May 4, 2018
How many genders are there?
Take Ben Simmons' point total from tonight and double it.
— Barry McCockiner (@Sp0rtsTalkJo3) May 4, 2018
Ben Simmons scored this many points tonight: pic.twitter.com/UXdirCI42d
— YourSports (@YourSports) May 4, 2018
Hey Kyrie, how many points did Ben Simmons have tonight? pic.twitter.com/ndEDfDSNf9
— Chicharita. (@Woahh_Jennifer) May 4, 2018
When you realize Ben Simmons scored 1 point tonight… pic.twitter.com/I9970STBt0
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) May 4, 2018
Ben Simmons was on ???tonight:
0-4 from the field
— Cam (@TRANSITlONTATUM) May 4, 2018
Ben Simmons and Hulk competing for biggest disappointment of the month
— YeezyMilitia (@SneakerHead4625) May 4, 2018
Ben Simmons trying to shoot anything past 3 feet pic.twitter.com/ulRIAmRfPB
— SameOldZuppa (@SOZpod) May 4, 2018
— Tequila Mockingbird (@BenzATF) May 4, 2018
Ben Simmons highlights vs the Boston Celtics in game 2 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/pcKcpCqPtp
— Lil Leb ❄️ (@PrimeJellyFam) May 4, 2018
Ben Simmons really wore camo to the podium after scoring 1 point. ??? WE CAN SEE YOU, BRO. pic.twitter.com/97B1fwWwZD
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) May 4, 2018
If the Sixers are going to survive this game, Ben Simmons is going to have to come back in and play like the rookie of the year instead of an overmatched, out-of-control second-year player.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 4, 2018