NBA Basketball

76ers' Simmons practices for first time

(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) Doc Rivers tried to play Ben Simmons' return to the Philadelphia 76ers cool, just introducing the petulant point guard to the team at practice with a joke like the coach would use for any other player back from a drawn-out absence.

"That's how it is," Rivers said.

Only problem was, this was no ordinary return from an injury or any other ho-hum excuse.

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