The highlight of Ben Simmons's first practice back with the Sixers was the presence of a peculiar rectangle in the Aussie's pocket. The highlight of Ben Simmons's second practice back with the Sixers was supposed to be a media session—A chance for humble reconciliation? The maintenance of a Lynchesque hardline? An opportunity to counterpunch?—but, ah, well:
Thankfully, Joel Embiid actually said what he was feeling:
The Sixers' season starts tomorrow, though Simmons's suspension will elapse by the time the Brooklyn Nets come to town for a Friday night game on ESPN. The prospect of the Simmons and Kyrie Irving sagas intersecting is a true delight, and I hope they sit next to each other in the stands or something.