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#pounditMonday, November 29, 2021

Nets rookie gives reason for committing flagrant foul on Ben Simmons

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Brooklyn Nets rookie Rodions Kurucs committed a flagrant 1 foul against Ben Simmons during Game 2 of the first round playoff series between the Nets and Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, and apparently there was a reason for it.

Kurucs explained after the game that he was insulted Simmons had referred to him as “the other kid” in an interview. Kurucs decided to send Simmons a message to make sure he knew who he was.

If that sounds familiar, it’s the same thing we heard from Enes Kanter in the past when he got into LeBron James’ face. You have to love a guy who will stand up for himself like that.

Here is the play where Kurucs was called for the foul:

Oh, and no disrespect to Kurucs, but he does have a difficult name to remember.

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