(L-R) Michael O'Loughlin, Stan Grant, Adam Goodes and Ben Simmons pose on the red carpet at the world premiere of the Adam Goodes documentary, The Australian Dream.
Reports in Australian media said he was staying at a hotel connected to the casino. What surprised Simmons more is that one of his friends Alex Subers, who was white, was allowed in. Another friend in the video added, "Not me".
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However Australian entertainment reporter Peter Ford told Simmons he might want to "check the dress code of Crown".
Crown has since denied that bouncers racially profiled Simmons.
"I find it insane that the only guy who doesn't get checked into the casino is this guy", Simmons said, gesturing to his friend with lighter skin.
The Sixers star also addressed claims he wasn't allowed in the casino because he was wearing camouflage trousers, which are against the casino's dress code.
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It comes after the Philadelphia 76ers star on Monday posted a since deleted video to Instagram, shot in the foyer of the casino.
Simmons, 23, responded with his own statement Tuesday, reiterating his claim.
"I get checked, Mike gets checked and Tahj gets checked".
"I find it so insane that the only guy who doesn't get checked to go into the casino is this guy", Simmons said while pointing to his Caucasian buddy.
'Wow, we got a long way to go'.
While in Australia, however, the Sixers point-forward was reportedly denied entry at a Melbourne casino.
A Crown spokeswoman denied the accusation of racial profiling and said the group were ultimately permitted entry once they returned with identification.
"The group subsequently provided identification and were permitted entry".
In the aftermath of the story breaking Simmons also released an official statement doubling down on his claims.