Ben Simmons: Rookie of the Year ‘Wasn’t a F–king Race’ vs. Donovan Mitchell

Bleacher Report

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons angered Utah Jazz fans Thursday with his comments on last season's NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

When asked about his competition for the title from Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, Simmons downplayed the idea that it was tightly contested, according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon: "It wasn't a f–king race. Did you see the votes?"

Simmons garnered 90 of 101 first-place votes en route to winning the award.

He was booed by Jazz fans throughout Thursday's game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, but the Australian got the last laugh by dropping a 13-point, 14-rebound, 12-assist triple-double in a 114-97 win.

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