Ben Simmons, is one the finest basketball players in NBA history. The Australian basketball player plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association.
During his play at LSU Tigers, he was the first pick by head coach Brett Brown and the 76ers for NBA Draft 2016. He played for the 76ers from 2016 to 2022.
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Ben played College Basketball for one season with LSU Tigers after which he was named consensus first-team All-American and USBWA national Freshman of the Year.
Simmons began his college career with LSU Tigers playing in his home country. On 15th August 2015, he made his debut for LSU winning against Newcastle All-stars in his first game of LSU’s Australia tour. He was also featured on the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook 35th anniversary cover. He earned All-America team honors and was named as the Preseason Player of the year.
At the age of 15, Simmons played for Australia at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship. He also participated in Australian Boomers cap]mp. Ben made his senior debut in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand. He was part of a gold medal-winning squad where he scored 4-points in the two-game series.
It was confirmed that Simmons would represent the Australian team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup and multiple games against US and Canada but later he announced that he would not play for the Australian National team in 2019, quoting “professional obligations”.
He was also going to represent Australia in the 2020 Summer Olympics but he withdrew from the squad in order to focus on his skills for the 2021-22 NBA Season.
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Simmons was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. On 3rd July 2016, he sighed his professional contract with the 76ers and joined the team for the 2016 Summer League. He made his NBA debut on 18th October 2017 scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds against Washington Wizards.
Later in early 2020 he paused his play due to the COVID-19 pandemic and joined again in August 2020 during NBA Bubble. Simmons did not play in playoffs due to his knee injury and the 76ers were eliminated by Boston Celtics.
He joined Brooklyn Nets on 10th February 2022 and made his debut for the Nets on 3rd October scoring 6 points and 4 rebounds in a 127-108 preseason defeat against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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Simmons has received many awards and wins for NBA, the National team, and even individually.
- Three times NBA All-Star (2019-20)
- All-NBA Third Team (2020)
- Two Times NBA All-Defensive Third Team (2020, 2021)
- NBA Rookie of the Year (2018)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
- NBA Steals leader (2020)
- Consensus first-team All-American (2016)
- USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2016)
- First-team All-SEC (2016)
- SEC Freshman of the Year (2016)
- Mr. Basketball USA (2015)
- Gatorade National Player of the Year (2015)
- Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2015)
- Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year (2015)
- McDonald’s All-American (2015)
- First-team Parade All-American (2015)
- FIBA Oceania Championship (2013)
- FIBA World U17 Championship (2012)
Ben Simmons Controversy
Simmons was left with a further four years contract with the 76ers but he requested a trade and refused to play for 76er the following season. In an interview, he said that he was dealing with mental health and Philadelphia 76ers were not supportive enough.
The 76ers traded him to Brooklyn along with Seth Curry and Andre Drummond in exchange for former player James Harden.
Ben Simmons Relationships
Around June 2017, the rumors said that Ben and the former women’s basketball player Dylan Gonzalez were in a relationship for a few months. There is not much about their relationship but the couple had a lot in common and now Dylan is A rapper and Model with 1.3 Million followers on her Instagram.
In March 2018, Tinashe and Simmons started dating and made their relationship official through Instagram posts. But around May rumors started making their way for His and Kendell Jenner’s relationship. But it was confirmed around July 2018, it was casual between them as they traveled together and were seen in public a few times. They had ups and downs in their relationship however, they split around April 2020.
In 2019 there were rumors about him and Maya Jama (TV Presenter) but there was no confirmation of that. In July 2021, Maya made it official via her Instagram posts on Simmons’ birthday. But after 8 months of their engagement, the couple called it off because of their long-distance relationships and career priorities.
Ben Simmons’s Net Worth
Ben Simmons’ net worth is around $8 Million, and the main source of his is basketball games. He also has various endorsement deals with big brands such as Nike. Including this Ben has also done commercials for Footlocker and Beats by Dre.
Apart from these, he owns different luxury cars including Porsche 918 Spyder, a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, two Ferrari 488s, a Lamborghini Urus, and Shelby F-150 Super Snake. Recently in 2021 he also purchased a farmhouse Mansion worth $17.5 Million in Hidehills, Los Angeles.