Referee 2 hops ball to Ben Simmons who tosses it back, asks him to put a little oomph on it pic.twitter.com/l23FXWEeeY— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 3, 2016
Ben Simmons dominated his SEC debut — 36 points and 14 rebounds — and if you want to look at some dunks, click here.
This is the best part of the night though. The referee two-hops a weak pass to Simmons at the free throw line, who returns the ball to him and gestures for some oomph on a return pass.
There's nothing rude or condescending about it either. It's an encouraging gesture — he believes in the ref, and watching the GIF it feels like he believes in me. Gonna put some zip on everything I do today for Ben Simmons.