AceShowbiz - Ben Simmons' stubbornness may take its toll on his cash flow. The NBA star is reportedly facing financial issues as the result of his massive and multiple fines from the Philadelphia 76ers for refusing to join the team.
According to Howard Eskin, a radio host in Philadelphia, the 25-year-old athlete is "cash flow broke." In addition to the fines, the Australian native's lavish lifestyle is reportedly to blame for his financial woes.
"I was told by somebody very reliable he may be tapped out, broke," Howard said during his Tuesday, November 23 episode of his radio show. "Cash flow broke. Because he's losing so much money, but he spent so much money. 17.5 million dollar home, remember he has to pay taxes too. 17.5 million dollar home. He's got two homes in the Philadelphia area, probably worth eight or nine million."
The radio host claimed, "He buys a new car every month, four or five hundred thousand. He just spends money like it's nothing because he thinks it never ends. And the person that told me, it's very reliable that he has got serious cash flow issues."
The situation reportedly may force Ben to rejoin the Sixers soon.
In August 2021, Ben decided that he no longer wanted to be a member of the team and demanded a trade. He had missed training camp and did not play in the preseason. He reportedly even placed his Philadelphia home on the market for $3.1 million. Due to his absence, the 76ers organization has been withholding and putting in escrow $8.25 million that would have otherwise been owed to him on October 1.
The former boyfriend of Kendall Jenner returned to the team on October 11 only to be kicked out on October 19 during practice by coach Doc Rivers. He later told the 76ers organization that he was dealing with mental health issues and could not return to camp. He was recently fined for missing six road games.