Simmons, meanwhile, has made no secret of the fact that he covets Rookie of the Year status and feels that he "100 percent" deserves to take home the hardware.
The playful war of words did not end there, with Simmons commenting on Mitchell's use of the word "playing" on his hoodie, saying: "He's implying that I am a rookie because it's my first season - playing".
For the casual fan, this is in reference to the fact that Simmons was drafted in 2016 and spent a year with Philly, learning the ropes of the National Basketball Association life, before he finally debuted this season.
In that case, move over Victor Oladipo; Simmons raised his point, assist and rebound averages from 0.0 across the board to 15.9, 8.2 and 8.2, respectively.
On the other hand, Utah Jazz rookie shooting guard Donovan Mitchell has exceeded even the loftiest of expectations. He is averaging a rookie-and team-best 20.5 ppg while leading the Jazz to the playoffs as well.
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The NBA awards will be presented on June 26 (AEDT).
Mitchell has a good argument to win Rookie of the Year this season, as does Simmons. "Then I heard about what he said and I was like, 'Whatever.' That's not my concern". We're happy to offer an exclusive look at Episode 4 of Mitchell's short-form digital docu-series, "Rookie On The Rise". I don't think many people would argue with co-winners in a situation like this.
"If you look at it, and you know the game well enough, then you obviously know what I have been doing isn't something many people in the league or have been in the league have ever done", said Simmons, who is the Eastern Conference player of the week.
Both players have won three rookie of the month honours and both the Sixers and Utah will be playing their 82nd and last regular season games trying to lock in third place in their conferences.
When Simmons said no other rookies had caught his eye and he wanted to be among the biggest superstars in the league, Mitchell, sponsored by adidas, soon had his shoe company calling.
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With West Ham stepping back off the front foot during a more relaxed second half, they remained the superior side in the contest. Thibaut Courtois is fit to start in goal, so Willy Caballero is a substitute.
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She noted that women who are part of the caravan praised it as a much safer alternative to traveling alone or with smugglers. Caravans like this one are common as an attempt to raise awareness, but they exist apart from the regular flow of migrants.
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ABC reported that it was the second fire this year at Trump tower. 200 Firefighters and EMS members are on scene'. Donald Trump used the tragedy to boast about the fine construction of his flagship Manhattan skyscraper.
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The Indian Air Force was keen on a follow-on order of 36 additional Rafales but the government is yet to take a decision on it. The NDA Government finally scrapped the proposed deal in 2014 and opted for buying 36 Rafales off the shelf from France.
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