Ben Simmons

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Full Name Ben Simmons
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Ben Simmons
Gender Male
Famous As Basketball Player
Birth Date July 20th, 1996
Birth Place Melbourne, Victoria

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Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, when he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. He was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. 

Ben Simmons: Australian casino denies racial discrimination of NBA star

The Philadelphia 76ers star posted a video online on Monday of himself and friends at Melbourne's Crown Casino. In the now-deleted video, Simmons appears to say that he and his black friends were asked for identification whereas his white friend was not. The casino said it "strenuously rejects" any claims of discrimination.

In a statement on Tuesday, Crown said it conducted identification checks to ensure customers were not aged below 18."The group subsequently provided identification and were permitted entry," it said. The footage showed Simmons pointing to the only white member of his group and saying: "I find it so crazy that the only guy who doesn't get checked to go into the casino is this guy.

"They didn't let me in, or him, or him, or this guy. Wow, we've got a long a way to go."

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 Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)

Early Life of Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons was born on 20 July 1996 in Melbourne, Victoria. He holds dual Australian and American nationality and mixed ethnicity of American-Australian. His birth name is Benjamin David Simmons and his birth sign is Cancer. he was raised by his father Dave Simmons and mother Julie. His father is an American who was a basketball player and played with the Melbourne Tigers in Australia's National Basketball League and his mother is Australian. His mother was a divorced single mother with four children—Melissa, Emily, Liam, and Sean. After marrying Simmons in 1994, she had two more kids, Olivia and Ben. The six children have two different biological fathers but were raised as if they were full siblings. 

Simmons was raised in Newcastle from the age of 18 months, while his father played and coached in the city. Simmons began playing basketball at the age of seven in the Newcastle Hunters' under-12 representative team and played two more years for Lake Macquarie and Newcastle. At age 10, Simmons returned to Melbourne and began playing junior basketball for the Knox Raiders. As a teenager, Simmons also played  Australian rules football but eventually decided to focus on basketball.

Regarding his education, Simmons attended Box Hill Senior Secondary College before moving to the United States to attend Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. Later, He left school to enter the NBA draft, becoming the third Melbourne-born number one overall pick.

Body Measurements of Ben Simmons

How tall is Ben Simmons?

Australian Basketballer Ben Simmons has an athletic body and stands an attractive height of 6ft 10in tall with a weight of 104kg. His height gives him an advantage while playing and scoring.

Career of Ben Simmons

  • On 23 June, Simmons was selected by Brown and the 76ers with the number one overall pick in the 2016 draft.
  • On 3 July 2016, Simmons signed his contract with the 76ers and joined the team for the 2016 NBA Summer League.
  • On 30 September 2016, he suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot and was estimated to miss three to four months.
  • On 24 February 2017, he was ruled out for the entire 2016–17 season after tests revealed that his broken right foot had not fully healed.
  • On 18 October 2017, Simmons made his NBA debut against Washington Wizards.
  • On 23 October 2017 Simmons recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 97–86 win over the Detroit Pistons.
  • On 22 February 2017, he scored a career-high 32 points, making two free throws.
  • On 24 March 2017, he recorded his 10th triple-double of the season with 15 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists in a 120–108 win over Minnesota.
  • At the end of season 2017-18, Simmons was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in March and April, earning the award for the third consecutive month and the fourth time overall.
  • In his playoff debut, against the Miami Heat, Simmons had 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds in a 130–103 win.
  • At the season's end, Simmons was named the NBA Rookie of the Year and earned NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.
  • In September 2018, Simmons announced that he began working to improve his shooting with his brother Liam Tribe-Simmons during the offseason.
  • Simmons became the second-fastest player in NBA history to reach 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 1,000 assists.
  • Simmons reached this milestone in 125 games, which is 9 games faster than Magic Johnson and 33 games faster than LeBron James.

International Career

  • Simmons represented Australia at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship at age 15.
  • Simmons made his senior debut for Australia in the 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand.
  • He scored four total points in the two-game series and was a part of the gold medal-winning Australian team
  • In July 2014, Simmons was added to the Boomers' extended squad for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup but later he was cut from the squad as he did not make the final 12-man roster.
  • In October 2017, Simmons made clear his intentions to represent Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
  •  On 15 May 2019, Simmons confirmed he would represent Australia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Additionally,

  • On 12 November 2014, Simmons signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for Louisiana State University (LSU).
  • Simmons made his debut for LSU on 15 August in an 89–75 win over the Newcastle All-Stars in the first game of LSU's preseason Australia trip.
Personal Life of Ben Simmons

Who is ben Simmons dating?

Ben Simmons is currently in a relationship with an American model Kendall Jenner. Previously, He was linked with an American Actress and singer Tinashe.

Birthday of Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons celebrates his birthday on the 20th of July with his friends and family. Currently, he is 23 years old.

Net worth of Ben Simmons

The Net worth of Ben Simmons is estimated to be around $75 Million and expected to grow in the coming years as he is still active in his career. His endorsement deal with Nike and his basketball career are the main sources of his wealth. He has earned quite a fortune after being picked up in the 2016 NBA draft by Philadelphia 76ers and Ben is already the 6th best-paid in Philadelphia 76ers' roster.