Complete coverage of the Philadelphia 76ers and their rivals in the NBA from NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Maybe these Nike uniforms need better material.
Or maybe the refs should have seen the foul committed on Ben Simmons.
Simmons had his jersey completely ripped down the side on Friday night when he went for a rebound during the second quarter vs. the Pacers (you can watch the video above).
No foul call.
But Simmons somehow had a ruined jersey that he threw off before eventually confronting the referee as to say: Hey, there's a reason I'm not wearing my jersey … it was destroyed … because I was fouled.
Seriously, though, maybe it is just the jersey.
A couple of weeks into the new Nike NBA jersey deal, 3 jerseys have ripped during NBA games. Draymond Green, Tyler Ennis and Lebron James pic.twitter.com/P3NbnmEEf5
— Kris Pangilinan (@KrisReports) October 28, 2017
Ripped jersey, no call, none of it stopped Simmons, who continued stuffing the stat sheet with 14 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in a 121-110 win (see observations).
And if Simmons couldn't find a new top, he could probably borrow one of Dario Saric's towels.
Meanwhile, these Sixers have won four straight, jumping above .500 at 5-4.
Forget the jersey, let's celebrate.