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SB Reacts: Is the Ben Simmons situation taking away from Sixers’ hot start?

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The Sixers are 8-3 and sitting alone atop the Eastern Conference standings. As a team that finished as the East’s top seed heading into the postseason last year, it’s not surprising ... until you remember that everything is crumbling around them.

The team has been able to overcome every obstacle so far, including the Ben Simmons situation. Simmons demanded a trade, held out, came back, got thrown out of practice, stopped getting fined, started getting fined again, and we’re still no closer to a resolution.

Despite that, the Sixers have blocked out the noise and have displayed outstanding chemistry. Joel Embiid being put in the league’s health and safety protocols put a damper on things, but largely this Sixers team has been a lot of fun to watch.

But has the Simmons drama kept you from fully enjoying the team’s surprise start? Vote in the poll below.

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