Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons has explained a social media post that seemed to imply he’d been racially profiled by security staff at a Melbourne casino by saying he and his friends felt “singled out.”

Simmons posted a video on Instagram in which he asked why he and two black friends were asked for identification but another person in their group who is white was not. He deleted the post Tuesday morning, when it started making news and after the casino issued a statement saying its security staff routinely did ID checks on anyone who appears younger than 25.

Now an Australian DJ has called his actions into question, claiming Ben had ulterior motives on his now deleted post. 

The NBA star is reportedly staying at Crown for free while in Australia, Sunrise reported on Wednesday too. 

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