The Brooklyn Nets lost to the Memphis Grizzlies in their most recent game, dropping their record to 1-2. They got dominated despite their explosive pair of Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant scoring 74 points in the defeat. On top of that, Ben Simmons might have landed himself in hot waters for his NSFW rant after the loss.

Nets fans were enthusiastic going into this season after the addition of three-time All-Star Ben Simmons to the team. However, they haven’t had much of an opportunity thus far because Simmons has fouled out twice in the Nets’ opening three games.

Simmons fouled out with 3:52 remaining in the fourth quarter of their game against the Grizzlies. The Nets were behind by just six points. He was open about the sixth foul that was assessed to him after the game. Simmons addressed his 7-point outing via ESPN.

I just saw the play. It wasn’t a foul. [Orr] called it a foul, made a mistake, it is what it is … it’s really frustrating … it’s not a foul, but it was bulls-t.

It’s frustrating because it’s late game, fourth quarter, it’s a physical, close game. It’s the NBA. It’s not college. It’s not high school. Some people are going to get hit, some people bleed; it’s basketball.

Players are prohibited from publicly criticizing officials under league rules. A fine of more than $15,000 may be imposed for doing so. In terms of the actual play, Simmons may have broken league rules by publicly lambasting the referees for charging him with his sixth foul, but his complaint has some merit. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further the latest updates on how this turns out.

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