Josh Richardson went to the bench early during Tuesday night’s game between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers due to a couple early fouls. The second foul was particularly noteworthy, because it very nearly took Ben Simmons out of the game.
Check out this crazy play.
Not sure how Ben Simmons got up from this pic.twitter.com/IpPe0oDyVC
— drew (@Dcorrigan50) April 25, 2018
At first it looks like Richardson pulled off the dirtiest play of the century. But after watching the play a couple of times you can see he was pushed underneath the hoop and then crashed into Simmons’ lower body.
Thankfully Simmons popped right back up and appeared to be okay. But that was a scary moment, and it really riled up the crowd in Philly.