Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons and the Toronto Raptors‘ Kyle Lowry, a point guard from Philadelphia, got into it on Monday night. But after an agreement to meet each other off the court following a 117-111 Sixers victory, Simmons and Lowry apparently never found each other.
Throughout the game, their distaste for one another was evident.
— Marshall Ferguson (@TSN_Marsh) January 15, 2018
Even Franklin the Dog was going after Lowry.
Sixers mascot has had it with Kyle Lowry pic.twitter.com/IXWvFt34MA
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 15, 2018
The Sixers have apparently been in a mood to rumble lately.
Finally, with the contest no longer hanging in the balance, the pair appeared to agree to meet up after the game, at Simmons’ suggestion.
Simmons and Lowry with a little heated back and forth.
Up next, we hear from Ben Simmons on Postgame Live, only on NBC Sports Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/ttH6JlCNN7
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) January 15, 2018
While at least one reporter indicated that a confrontation had taken place …
Hearing there was an altercation between Simmons and Lowry in the hallway
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) January 15, 2018
… that appears to have not been the case. Instead, Lowry reportedly went looking for Simmons, who went straight to the 76ers locker room and didn’t leave until media availability.
Kyle Lowry tried to pursue Ben Simmons after the pair were ejected from today’s game, per a source. I’m told Simmons went straight to the locker room; never made contact with Lowry.
— Olgun Uluc (@OlgunUluc) January 15, 2018
Speaking of media availability, a convenient leak apparently moved the session elsewhere.
RE: rumors about Simmons and Lowry getting into it in the tunnel:
The Sixers came out and denied it. But FWIW, postgame availability for the players, typically held in the locker room, was held in the conference room due to what they said was a leak in the locker room.
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) January 15, 2018
Though most indications point to his dodging Lowry after the game, Simmons continued to talk tough to reporters: “I don’t play around. I’m not going to take shit from anybody.”
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) January 15, 2018