BOSTON — Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons says he wasn’t bothered in the least by the TD Garden crowd raining down chants of “You’re No Rookie” during Game 1 last night between the Celtics and Sixers.
“I don’t care,” Simmons said. “It doesn’t affect me at all.”
Simmons was out-dueled by true rookie Jayston Tatum all night as the C’s cruised to a 117-101 victory.
Tatum was also asked about whether he thought he was a better rookie than Simmons and whether he heard the chance but decided to be coy about it.