Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons is sure to hear from the NBA after a first-half incident Thursday against the Toronto Raptors.

In the midst of a hard-fought Eastern Conference Semifinals series, tensions are running high.

In no way does that excuse Simmons throwing an elbow to the groin area of Raptors star Kyle Lowry.

If you’re eating something, we recommend you put the food away for a second.

Sure the box out by Lowry left a lot to be desired. That does not condone Simmons going after the guard’s family jewels in this manner.

In surprising fashion, the game continued without any type of foul being handed to Simmons.

That doesn’t mean the star youngster won’t hear from the NBA on Friday. Anything from a fine to a suspension has to be expected.

Vincent Frank
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