t was evident based on the comments from other players he was a cancer in the locker room
Link. Where are these comments?
Ask yourself who had the most exposure between him and Fournette. Then ask who displayed the more maturity, character, loyalty, etc as a freshman.
Ben Simmons is a product of everything that is wrong with AAU and college basketball today.
LF grew up an hour away from lsu. Simmons grew up in Australia.
Of course LF is gonna have more of a bond with LSU.
Reread what I wrote and see if if anything LF growing up in La or loving LSU have to do with maturity.
That kid was nothing but privileged and worshipped as a youngster.
But since you want to defend him here is a sample of some of the info that came out that supports how the team felt about him and what he didn't do to fit in.
Simmons doesn't appear to have many, if any, friends around campus.
He doesn't seem to have a good relationship with his teammates.
In one scene, he's held on the court to do a postgame television interview while the rest of LSU's players head directly to the locker room. It's early January. The Tigers had just won at Vanderbilt. Simmons finished with 36 points and 14 rebounds. And I've seen this scene enough to know how it usually goes down. The player enters the locker room and his teammates immediately swarm him. That's the typical reaction. But when Simmons enters the locker room, big smile, all joy, he's met with ... almost nothing. Some teammates barely acknowledge him. And you don't need to know anything else about anything else to understand why LSU struggled from start to finish and didn't even come close to making the NCAA Tournament.
"I do think there was a lack of team chemistry," Swade said. "That's fair to say."