Nets' Ben Simmons and Spencer Dinwiddie catching serious heat on social media

Recent tweets on X get Nets players involved in some unnecessary drama.

Jan 7, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets injured guard Ben Simmons (10) on the court
Jan 7, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets injured guard Ben Simmons (10) on the court / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Brooklyn Nets guards, Ben Simmons and Spencer Dinwiddie, have been engaged in some recent tweets, and they aren't good.

At 17-25, this only makes things look worse for them, especially because Simmons has been injured since November 6.

Nets guard Ben Simmons almost fought Cam'ron

47-year-old rapper Cam'ron went on his sports talk show, It Is What It Is, to talk about a near-altercation with Simmons after the Nets' 130-112 win over the Lakers last Friday night.

Cam'ron has been a noteable critic of Simmons and his injury history, and when explaining the issue, he first said that he "forgot [Simmons] plays basketball."

In the tunnel, Simmons and Cam'ron made eye contact but walked right past each other. According to the segment of their show, the rapper said he would've liked if Simmons confronted him directly instead of making awkward eye contact and continuing to walk past him.

Cam'ron is no stranger to NBA beef. The two-time Grammy nominee also got into a feud with former player Ben Gordon last year over mental health issues.

It's safe to say that Killa Cam isn't afraid of the smoke.

For Simmons, the criticism is warranted. Over the past three seasons, the former All-Star has played in just 48 games and has been the subject of controversy over trade requests and skipping practices with the 76ers years ago.

Ben Simmons' agent speaks out

Simmons' agent, Bernie Lee, responded to a tweet giving a stat about Simmons' availability the last few seasons, and, in response, tried to assure Nets fans that the 6-foot-10 guard will fix Brooklyn's problems when he returns.

It might be a bit of an overstatement to say that someone averaging 6.5 points and 6.7 assists will fix a losing team's problems, but you have to credit Simmons for the 10.8 rebounds he's averaged this season and the 7.5 dimes he averages per game for his career.

There's just one issue, though: His sample size is a minuscule six games.

I don't think Simmons will fix the issues for the Nets if he comes back, which is why, if they want to win, they need to make a trade for someone like Dejounte Murray, who they've been in talks with for a while now.

Spencer Dinwiddie beefs with a fan

If the Simmons drama couldn't get any more embarassing for Nets nation, then Spencer Dinwiddie beefing with a random X user certainly will.

The veteran guard has been struggling to shoot well this season, hitting just 38.7 percent of his shots, which places him within the bottom ten in the league of players with a minimum of 300 field goals missed.

It's safe to say this season has been tough for the 30-year-old in his second stint with the Nets.

After Dinwiddie responded to the statistic displayed during Wednesday's 105-103 loss to the Trail Blazers, one X user decided to chirp back, saying Jordan Poole and Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards are playing better than him this season, despite the Nets holding a better record.

Dinwiddie continued to respond to the user's comments, which in the social media world, means that the random fan got into his head.

For the player to go after a random fan who simply pointed out that those players have a better field goal percentage this season, it doesn't make sense for Dinwiddie to get involved.

This isn't the only controversy Dinwiddie has been involved in, though.

A few days after the loss in Portland, a report came out that some people within the NBA believed that the guard hadn't even been trying on the court anymore.

Whether or not this is true, the recent social media fiascos are not a good look for the Nets, especially when they sit at 11th in the Eastern Conference and are without a pick in the 2024 NBA Draft.

Unnecessary drama only makes a team's situation worse, and it's an embarrassing look for the Brooklyn community.


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