Simmons all in on Philly’s new theme: ‘Accountability’

“We weren’t in a position to go into the bubble and win,” Simmons said. “I think our mindset was off. Accountability is a huge part of winning. I think he’s definitely right."

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December 4, 2020 - 3:49 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) talks with teammate Ben Simmons (25) during a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 19, 2019, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Photo by Tim Tai/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The idea of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid as a modern-day odd couple bunking together in a Center City condominium trash-talking during games of “FIFA 21” after playing taxing real NBA games momentarily got a rise out of 76ers fans.

Alas, Simmons was just joking when he said he moved in with Embiid — who welcomed his first son with his girlfriend in September — so the Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Stars could tighten their bond.

Simmons is good with Embiid, the max-contract cornerstones of a franchise that has not yet reached the championship heights so many expected when they were drafted two years apart.

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