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Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons
Position: F
Born: 07/20/96
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $8,113,929
In looking at his new team, Richardson noted something he thought he would never see, that he will be the smallest player in the starting lineup. The rest of the projected lineup is 6-10 point guard Ben Simmons, 6-9 small forward Tobias Harris, 6-10 power forward Al Horford and 7-2 center Joel Embiid. “I have never been that ever in my life,” Richardson said about being the smallest. “This will be interesting, looking up to my teammates, talking in huddles.”
“That sort of stuff bothers me,” Lemanis said of the criticism directed at Simmons. “Ben’s at the high end of that (criticism) because of the superstar status that he carries. But I saw when Bogut was coming through and people used to get on him. These guys are passionate about playing for their country, and they want to play.”
1 week ago via ESPN
But it seems his incident at Crown Casino, where the NBA star implied he was racially profiled by security, is one that will cut the 76ers star to the core for many days to come. The latest incident involves what was a pre-recorded interview with premiership Hawk and renowned AFL tough nut Campbell Brown for the Seven Network and implies the NBA star might just have been being a little bit precious and unable to take a joke. Two-time Brownlow Medallist Chris Judd spilled the beans on the incident during an appearance on Triple M’s The Friday Huddle. “It was going well but bordering on a little bit safe,’’ Judd said of the interview.
“The (Brown) Dog thought it was time to bring a little bit of sizzle. He said we’ve got a fair bit in common you and I. You drive a Maserati, I drive a Toyota Kluger. You’re worth $250 million and I’m borderline unemployed and the last thing we have in common is we’ve both been denied entry to Crown.” It was then that Simmons called an end to the chat with Brown. “Ben Simmons said this interview’s done, cracked it, he stormed out and took the microphone off,’’ Judd said.
NBA star Ben Simmons is being paid by the Victorian state government to promote Melbourne to his millions of fans. The Philadelphia 76ers point guard, who recently signed the richest sports deal in Australian history, appeared at the premiere of a film about Adam Goodes directed by Stan Grant and has since been filmed taking a helicopter flight over the city and enjoying a day trip to Healesville Sanctuary to meet native animals.