Ben Simmons has not had the best of the last couple of years in basketball or his personal life. He joined the Brooklyn Nets during the latter half of the 2021-22 season. However, the former Rookie of the Year is yet to play an entire season with the Nets. He has been suffering from a plethora of injuries mainly associated with his back. But the point forward is expected to return next season.
Simmons was dragged into the mud by rapper Tory Lanez amidst his trial with Megan Thee Stallion. It all started when the plaintiff (Megan) accused Lanez of shooting her in the foot. She had gunshot wounds on her feet as well. Tory and his lawyers tried their best to mitigate the damage that was done. However, their efforts were not enough as the court charged Lanez with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Ben Simmons was the last name I thought that would have been brought up in the Meg Thee Stallion v Tory Lanez case. 😂
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) December 12, 2022
This is when the Brooklyn Nets star was brought into the mix. The accused somehow tied Simmons to the case by involving the plaintiff’s alleged friend, Kelsey Nicole. Lanez claimed that there was bad blood between Megan and Nicole that involved jealousy.
Tory claimed that Megan would always entice men Nicole would go out with. One of those men was apparently Ben Simmons. He was dragged into this after Lanez claimed both females had slept with Simmons one after the other.
Did Ben Simmons date Megan Thee Stallion?
The Nets player has been with quite a few women since the start of his career. However, Megan Thee Stallion was never one of them. Following the allegations, Ben Simmons responded to them via Instagram, posting a video story of Rick Ross saying, “These are false accusations.” He was quick to shut down all rumors about his alleged rendezvous with Megan. Simmons has been in a few relationships since then.
Ben Simmons responds to the Meg Thee Stallion vs Tory Lanez case on his IG story 👀 pic.twitter.com/vRQuRTgFD2
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) December 13, 2022
At the time of this incident, Ben was fresh out of a relationship with Kendall Jenner. The latter moved on to date Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker and Ben found a new spark with Maya Jama. The British television personality and Ben were in a serious relationship. They were even engaged to each other for a brief period before splitting up. Simmons had plans of moving in with Jama as well. They split due to their turbulent schedules and inability to maintain a relationship.
His most recent fling was rumored to be actress, Eiza Gonzalez. The pair were once spotted together having dinner. There have not been any major relationship rumors between them. Simmons is currently focused on getting himself back in shape for the NBA. His relationship with basketball needs more attention. Ben’s reputation as a player has not been the best lately nor has it lived up to its full potential.