Age: 22 Height: 6-10 Weight: 240 lbs School: Louisiana State
All-Star night is more than Ben Simmons could have hoped for originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com There aren't a ton of things that phase Ben Simmons. At least, that's how it usually seems. Until you're being announced as an NBA All-Star for the first time in your career and waiting to sub in on Team LeBron.
Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid share special moments with legendary Dirk Nowitzki at All-Star Game originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com The NBA All-Star Game is a polarizing event. Some people find it to be a no-defense embarrassment while others revel in the pure entertainment of a glorified three-point shooting contest with a smattering of impressive dunks mixed in. As Dwyane Wade put it during a mid-game interview, the game is a chance for the legends of the league on their last leg to interact with the young guys they'll pass the torch to when they finally retire.
Although Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell are currently in the midst of their second seasons atop the highest level, the subtle back-and-forth between the Philadelphia 76ers star and the Utah Jazz guard continues. With Ben Simmons infamously being named the NBA Rookie of the Year last season, the Australian
"It was our second unit that came in — Dame, Klay, Brad Beal, LaMarcus, Ben Simmons, KAT" that changed the game. —LeBron
Sixers weekly observations: There's a snarling competitor under Joel Embiid's big smile originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com Joel Embiid is getting ready to start in his second straight All-Star Game, Ben Simmons is set to play in his first, and we have a fresh set of weekly observations to tide you over during this limbo without competitive basketball. The playfulness and social media exploits sometimes obscure the fact that Joel Embiid competes. Sure, he has off nights, but Embiid's consistent effort, for a man of his size, is commendable.