The Ben Simmons-Donovan Mitchell beef over Rookie of the Year became a feast for fans and brands

13-Dek, 2020
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BEEF HISTORY NEEDS YOUR HELP ok maybe that’s dramatic but not far off. It’s nominated for a Webby Award and if you have a minute to vote, we’d appreciate you endlessly:
In April of 2018, Ben Simmons said he’d “100%” choose himself as rookie of the year. This is a good, normal amount of self-confidence for a player who has been putting up triple-double left and right all season. Nothing wrong with that. Sure, he did then go on to add that no other rookies had done so much as caught his attention that year ...
Meanwhile Donovan Mitchell was a breakout rookie sensation. For example he won the dunk contest, had multiple games over 40 points, and was leading Utah to the playoffs in the competitive West. When he heard Simmons' comments, he decided to get his attention- by wearing a hoodie that questioned Simmon’s status as a rookie in the first place.
You see, Ben Simmons was drafted in 2016, but was injured all season, so according to NBA rules, he counted as a rookie in 2018. According to Mitchell’s hoodies, one emblazoned with the dictionary definition of the word “rookie”, one that simply said “rookie?”, Simmons’ status wasn’t so clear cut.
Both players insisted any and all taunts, digs, or hoodies were lighthearted. So, the media, the shoe companies, and most importantly, the fans took it upon themselves to pump bad blood through that light heart. Leaving us with a beef that took on a life of its own, one in which Simmons and Mitchell were merely avatars representing the two sides. They might not have really hated each other, but there was still plenty of hate to go around.
Written and produced by: Clara Morris
Directed and edited by: Jiazhen Zhang
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  • You failed to include how Simmons supported Luka and Mitchell rooted for Trae Young

    Slick Sports PHSlick Sports PHKun oldin
  • It’s like lamelo vs ant

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  • Pg vs clutch ness in playoffs is up next

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  • Why does the narrator sound like Ellen degenerous

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  • Adidas is corny 😂

    Yung EYung E5 kun oldin
  • Mitchell should have got ROTY, I stand by that

    Brendan MaxwellBrendan Maxwell7 kun oldin
  • I'd love to see these guys on the same team

    Finn RogersFinn Rogers8 kun oldin
  • Simmons ROTY 2021

    Taylor EhlertTaylor Ehlert9 kun oldin
  • What is this narrator man?

    Nino GGNino GG10 kun oldin
  • She was bad as speaker. Blocking channel.

    Thug lifeThug life14 kun oldin
  • Do Westbrook vs Dame beef

    Inaki UcelayInaki Ucelay19 kun oldin
  • 7:27 ok but that's pretty damn funny

    Matthew WuMatthew Wu21 kun oldin
  • Ben Simmons wasn't a rookie.

    Joshua FrickJoshua Frick23 kun oldin
  • Ayy Clara Morris

    Elliott HenryElliott Henry24 kun oldin
  • Simmons is a weird dude. He says some weird stuff..

    Bat ManBat Man24 kun oldin
  • High key should've been a tie

    Colton CaseyColton Casey26 kun oldin
  • Y’all just be looking for stuff sometimes there was no on court problems just text on news articles and tweets no real problems like others nba players with real beef

    Jayson MollettJayson Mollett27 kun oldin
  • Lady who never played sports says, " Van gundy kinda says stuff" lol its nothing funnier than hearing useless commentators talk about players and coaches when they never achieved a pick up game win lmao

    BIG DAWGBIG DAWG28 kun oldin
  • need the guy back this bih voice annoying

    Kaden San JoseKaden San Jose29 kun oldin
  • You suck at narrating

    Joe McClellanJoe McClellanOy oldin
  • People have to much time on they hands to do this much research

    Really DoeReally DoeOy oldin
  • They had beef! What?!

    Lone AlburyLone AlburyOy oldin
  • Tatum ended up being the best when I came to the playoffs

    GavinGamesGavinGamesOy oldin
  • Tatum should have won

    Juwop DeniroJuwop DeniroOy oldin
  • Donovan was definitely robbed at this. Ben Simmons was drafted on 2016, not 2017.

    Ulysses VillasanUlysses VillasanOy oldin
  • If Gordon Hayward never left the Jazz, I feel like they coulda been a legit dynasty.

    Rob GRob GOy oldin
  • This is honestly one of the NBA's dumbest rules.

    revolt81revolt81Oy oldin
  • This same exact thing happened to John Wall when Blake Griffin win RotY...

    revolt81revolt81Oy oldin
  • Ben Simmons is literally a make a wish kid, why is he in the league?

    Fischer AdamsFischer AdamsOy oldin
  • Beef? What about Christopher Kimball versus America's Test Kitchen? That's some real beef for you..

    Keith KelsonKeith KelsonOy oldin
  • I still can't stand Ben Simmons...

    Malachi AdkinsMalachi AdkinsOy oldin
  • Ben Simmons ROY, period. Its about logic.

    veneaussieveneaussieOy oldin
  • 1:19 subtitle over embid that says hooray for my friend

    Conner ShuttzConner ShuttzOy oldin
  • Do a “Shaq vs any player that played after the 1990s” beef

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  • The Jazz vs 76ers in the finals would be an interesting addition to this beef

    Quantum BeatsQuantum BeatsOy oldin
  • Love these videos but not this chick, idk her voice annoying

    squidsquidOy oldin
  • Phil Jackson vs Carmelo and Lebron.

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  • Kinda cool they hited Timmy Turner to narrate this video.

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  • I'm sorry your voice is so harsh it's hard to listen to. Please put a compressor on it in the future. Great content but the voice is literally distorting. Can't make it through the vid. Someone please tell me who won the beef

    Johan CruyffJohan CruyffOy oldin
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    Matthew ZielinskiMatthew ZielinskiOy oldin
  • This video was so good holy crap. Great work

    Shane WortleyShane WortleyOy oldin
  • I’d rather have Simmons. Smaller guys who rely on quickness to score fall off steeply in the NBA after they lose a step. Donovan is a nice player for now.

    TSL999TSL999Oy oldin
  • It should've been Don he got better stats and performance

    J.J.Oy oldin
  • So Denver Could've Have - PG - Donovan Mitchell SG - Jamal Murray SF - Bol Bol PF - Nikola Jokic C - Rudy Gobert

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  • Yikes, this presenter is utter poopy...

    SeGa32xXxSeGa32xXxOy oldin
  • No beef cause Mitchell shoot 43% for this career n its funny cause thats john wall n russell career average only deference is Russell n wall average more that 8 assist for the career michtel is it 4. Not saying hey womt get better but all he does is shot. He can't defend rebound ur assist. Ben CANT SHOT TO SAVE HIS LIFE but after that tell me what he cant do . u can cause he does everything else

    Chris LongChris Long2 oy oldin
  • Whos here after Ben son'd Mitchell in Philly. Again.

    Deadboy90Deadboy902 oy oldin
  • Who here after Mitch got ejected cause he got mad he was getting clamped and then blamed the refs 🙋‍♂️

    Butter Nuggets22Butter Nuggets222 oy oldin
  • It’s funny now that Simmons is worse than both Mitchell and Tatum

    Clayton ForemanClayton Foreman2 oy oldin
    • He is? Explain so? Both players are better game by gamer scorers, but Ben can drop their numbers if he has to. Ben does EVERYTHING else better.

      Rob774Rob7742 oy oldin
  • My body

    Adrian LazaroAdrian Lazaro2 oy oldin
  • Sorry, but I just can't stand this lady's voice and jokes....

    Bryan SughrueBryan Sughrue2 oy oldin
  • F*** Donovan Mitchell

    Bryan HarrisBryan Harris2 oy oldin
  • Mitchell flat out lied about not caring because he proceeding to wear Adidas Shirts attacking Simmons on multiple occasions. Mitchell is the least likable NBA player in the league.

    Bryan HarrisBryan Harris2 oy oldin
  • Is it really beef when it is one-sided? Mitchell was the only one complaining as he always does. Simmons was the rightful winner and couldn't have cared less about Mitchell's complaining.

    Bryan HarrisBryan Harris2 oy oldin
  • It's sad that Simmons hasn't really improved offensively. I still think that his rookie season was offensively his best season because he hasn't been that aggressive ever since then. He is relying to much on Embiid. Defensively he has improved (he was always a great defender). I miss rookie Simmons, I think it was his best season yet.

    Cedric AsdfghjklCedric Asdfghjkl2 oy oldin
    • @Max Carrillo ^THIS!!!^

      Rob774Rob7742 oy oldin
    • Clearly a casual who hasn’t watched the sixers at all

      Max CarrilloMax Carrillo2 oy oldin
  • Beef History: Paul George vs the Side of the Backboard

    Ulquiorra CiferUlquiorra Cifer2 oy oldin
  • And the guy who finished in 3rd place that year, Jayson Tatum is better than both of them

    Jordan DavisJordan Davis2 oy oldin
    • Cap, back ston ain’t going nowhere with 2 mediocre all stars

      Max CarrilloMax Carrillo2 oy oldin
  • ngl i feel like this kinda bias to Simmons

    Adarius PateAdarius Pate2 oy oldin
  • When they meet Simmons has clearly been the better player and Mitchell goes into his shell

    Peter NutPeter Nut2 oy oldin
  • This video was too early! It's coming back!

    Vincent CalapinoVincent Calapino2 oy oldin

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  • 5:35 donovan mitchell looks like a darker ben simmons..

    Mitchell DonaldsonMitchell Donaldson2 oy oldin
  • Hope the Nets and Bucks meet in the playoffs a couple years so we get Giannis vs Harden

    Original JOriginal J2 oy oldin
  • Mitchell easily, a legit rookie that led his team to the Playoffs

    ssandroAle gesBorssandroAle gesBor2 oy oldin
    • So it's Simmons fault that he plays with Embeast?

      Rob774Rob7742 oy oldin
  • Kyrie/Bron

    Dave PeterzDave Peterz2 oy oldin
  • Sorry but Ben Simmons is already a 3 time rookie of the year going for his 4th so there’s no competition there.

    Isaac JohnIsaac John2 oy oldin
  • And what if I told you 3 years ago that Mitchell would be way better than him lmao

    Matthew weissMatthew weiss2 oy oldin
    • But he's not. Scoring more... when you shoot over 30 times a game is not exactly being a better player. Simmons is better in almost every other stat.

      Rob774Rob7742 oy oldin
    • Then you’d be lying

      Max CarrilloMax Carrillo2 oy oldin
  • HAHA adidas spent so much time & money on a horrible advertisement campaign & lost

    Kyle FosterKyle Foster2 oy oldin
  • Ben simmons is a better overall player by far

    Kyle FosterKyle Foster2 oy oldin
  • As a Jazz fan in Salt Lake I can easily say people bought into this beef hard for a while I thought I was the only Jazz that didn't hate Ben Simmons

    DaleDale2 oy oldin
  • If by “Southwest” you mean Utah, how can we trust anything else that is said in this video?

    ajenks9ajenks92 oy oldin
  • Beef?

    Adam RimarAdam Rimar2 oy oldin
  • This beef is “random fans say random things and some players liked a few photos on Instagram.”

    Ricky CarrilloRicky Carrillo2 oy oldin
  • I don’t know why Nike didn’t take Mitchell

    Star BlazeStar Blaze2 oy oldin
  • My favourite was the Ben Simmons bill ordered that was put up. "Not a rookie - THE rookie!"

    Z NiktoZ Nikto2 oy oldin
  • 76ers are the real losers cause Jaylen brown was in that same draft class and is better. Edit: Also Jayson is better than both Simmons and Mitchell.

    Haunted HaunterHaunted Haunter2 oy oldin
    • @Rob774 Brown is 100% better than Ben. Ben is a better defender, but Brown is still a good defender and way better on offense. The edit was just so I could reiterate that Jayson is better cause that’s a common argument between the fan bases.

      Haunted HaunterHaunted Haunter2 oy oldin
    • First of Second of all, if you are saying "Jayson" as in Tatum, he wasn't in the Simmons draft.

      Rob774Rob7742 oy oldin
  • KD vs Draymond, Steph vs Harden, or Steph vs Russ would be great beefs

    Ryan MurrayRyan Murray2 oy oldin
  • kawhi vs fame please

    El PacinoEl Pacino2 oy oldin
  • Ik this was gonna be a video years ago lol

    EB IIIEB III3 oy oldin
  • It’s more of Jazz fans being salty because Mitchel didn’t win the award

    Aqua KripAqua Krip3 oy oldin
  • bart simpson be moving up in life

    Jays WorldJays World3 oy oldin
  • donovan mitchell shouldve won, he played in the harder conference

    danieldaniel3 oy oldin
  • Dave Simmons (father) played for the Sydney Kings.

    12from12112from1213 oy oldin
  • Jayson Tatum : Where am i at?

    GieroGiero3 oy oldin
  • I bet the Nuggets regret trading Mitchell

    Mr. MurphyMr. Murphy3 oy oldin
  • Jayson Tatum is way better than both of them

    Raees AliRaees Ali3 oy oldin
  • These guys literally acting like women. Not surprising for basketball players but still dissapointing

    IforgotmyusernameIforgotmyusername3 oy oldin
  • Where's the not just a rookie, the rookie van? You didn't wanna mention it? 😂

    Hoshiumi KoraiHoshiumi Korai3 oy oldin
  • Another throwback, but how about the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York (baseball) Giants?

    Michael JordanMichael Jordan3 oy oldin
  • Or a specific beef year, such as 1997 Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls?

    Michael JordanMichael Jordan3 oy oldin
  • Simmons has more brand recognition because he’s so unorthodox. That’s why he won roy

    AozotraAozotra3 oy oldin
  • Or how about team beefs, like Ohio State and Michigan?

    Michael JordanMichael Jordan3 oy oldin
  • It's a throwback, but how about Ty Cobb's beef with Babe Ruth?

    Michael JordanMichael Jordan3 oy oldin
  • Reggie Miller Untitled please

    Dave CartmillDave Cartmill3 oy oldin
  • ben won in the end anyway lol

    Jake DewedoffJake Dewedoff3 oy oldin
  • It was a summer league game Simmons hurt his foot not training camp. I was at that game so just wanted to make that clear

    Moses ManningMoses Manning3 oy oldin
  • Yankees vs Boston

    Money GameMoney Game3 oy oldin
  • As a Jazz fan, I hope these two meet in the Finals. Mainly because of my bias, but also I can smell the reheated beef already...

    Jackson HJackson H3 oy oldin
    • As a Sixers fan I agree. I would love to easily sweep our way to a championship

      Plus150Plus1503 oy oldin
  • And constructed by the nba

    LliNNDOLliNNDO3 oy oldin
  • Even though they blew a 3-1 lead in the playoffs. Trading away donovan on draft night is going to haunt me as a nuggets fan for years to come

    TheSlouched SlothTheSlouched Sloth3 oy oldin