Ben Simmons likes Skip Bayless tweet calling out James Harden's poor playoff game

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons enjoyed watching his former team's demise Thursday. Following the Philadelphia 76ers' loss to the Miami Heat, Simmons liked a Skip Bayless tweet calling out James Harden for his poor performance.

On the off chance Simmons removes the like, here's a screenshot for posterity.

Ben Simmons seemed to enjoy James Harden's struggles in Thursday's game. (Screengrab via Twitter)
Ben Simmons seemed to enjoy James Harden's struggles in Thursday's game. (Screengrab via Twitter)

That image features Simmons' verified account liking a tweet from Skip Bayless' verified Twitter account. In the tweet, Bayless calls out Harden, who "no-showed in the second half" of Thursday's game. Bayless goes on to say Simmons will "make this trade look so phoolish [sic] for Philly."

Harden scored 11 points in Thursday's game. He took only nine shots in the contest, and did not score a single point in the second half of the game. The 76ers went on to lose 99-90. With the loss, Philadelphia was eliminated from the postseason.

Ben Simmons has not played game for Nets

Simmons' gloating is a bold choice considering his team got swept in the first round of the playoffs. He did not play in the series due to a back injury then had surgery to repair the issue this month.

Simmons' tenure in Philadelphia did not end well. He initially demanded a trade following criticism after the team's premature playoff exit during the 2020-21 NBA season then stayed away from the 76ers, racking up fines. He eventually reported to the team, but did not play due to a back issue and his mental health.

At the NBA's trade deadline, Simmons was dealt to the Nets for Harden. Simmons did not play a single game for the Nets due to his back injury.

Ben Simmons with the Nets.
Ben Simmons enjoyed watching James Harden struggle. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)