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Bobby Simmons
Position: None
Born: 06/02/80
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
A former NBA player who was robbed by a member of a notorious Chicago street gang had trouble remembering details of the 2006 crime, to the irritation of the attorney representing a defendant being tried on racketeering charges. Bobby Simmons testified Thursday in the trial of six alleged leaders of the ultraviolent Hobos street gang. Speaking softly into a microphone, Simmons told Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Storino he “can’t remember everything that happened,” when one of the defendants, Paris “Poleroski” Poe, allegedly stole a $200,000 gold and diamond necklace from Simmons, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks at the time.
Ten years after he got in a car chase with the man alleged to be one of the deadliest members of Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” former NBA player Bobby Simmons is expected to testify Thursday at the Hobo street gang’s federal racketeering trial. Paris “Poleroski” Poe opened fire on Simmons during the chase in June 2006, prosecutors say. Poe is the same man accused of executing two informants who snitched on the Hobos to the Chicago Police Department and the FBI.
Simmons, for his part, has maintained his basketball training while managing his business ventures in Chicago. The 6-foot-6 forward carved a decade-long career providing size on the wing and an outside presence, averaging nine points on nearly 40 percent shooting three-point shooting after being a second round draft pick in 2001. He latched on with the Los Angeles Clippers late in the 2011-12 season and sat out last year. At 33 now, Simmons still believes he has basketball left to offer a team in the NBA. “Of course I can help a team, but it’s a business of basketball,” Simmons told RealGM. “Just finding that right fit, having the opportunity. I’m still training. I just do my job and stay in the gym. I’m always ready.”
He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur.
The Los Angeles Clippers today re-signed free agent forward Bobby Simmons, whose second 10-day contract with the Clippers expired on March 18th. In 13 games played for the Clippers this season, Simmons has tallied 3.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while shooting .371 from behind the three-point line. Simmons, who was the 29th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2011-12 season when the Clippers signed him to his original 10-day contract on February 27th, averaged 13.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 21 games played for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League this season. Simmons also played ten games for the Bighorns during the 2010-11 season after playing two games with the San Antonio Spurs.