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Sixers’ Simmons at full strength heading into NBA restart

Jul 03, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Months after suffering a back injury, Aussie guard Ben Simmons says he’s ‘back to 100%’ as the Sixers resume their playoff campaign

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 02: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Toronto Raptors in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center on May 2, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers defeated the Raptors 116-95. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Dominant Ben Simmons propels Sixers over Nets

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:10 AM

'Ben was ridiculously dominant tonight,' says 76ers coach Brett Brown as Simmons posts another triple-double

DOMINANT. Ben Simmons posts his 4th triple-double of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Shoulder injury sidelines Sixers' Simmons

Nov 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers try to do without All-Star guard Ben Simmons for at least one game

KEY LOSS. Ben Simmons suffers a grade one shoulder sprain. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Jazz ease past Sixers as Simmons suffers injury

Nov 07, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Philadelphia star Ben Simmons sustains a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter of the Sixers' narrow loss to the Jazz

Sixers star Simmons out of Aussie World Cup bid

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Ben Simmons says it's a 'difficult decision' to skip playing for Australia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

NEW CAMPAIGN. Ben Simmon decides to focus on the Sixers’ NBA run next season. Photo from NBA

Simmons agrees to 5-year, $170M deal with Sixers

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Ben Simmons is set to fortify the Sixers core of Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris and Al Horford

STAYING IN PHILLY. Ben Simmons is reportedly staying with the 76ers. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Ben Simmons 'doubtful' for Aussie World Cup campaign

Jul 14, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Even minus Sixers star Ben Simmons, Australia boasts of a solid roster laced with several NBA players

PRESEASON. Ben Simmons reportedly wants to focus on the Sixers' NBA buildup. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Australia names NBA star-studded World Cup squad

May 23, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Sixers star Ben Simmons banners the 17-man Boomers squad in the World Cup where Gilas Pilipinas will also see action

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers' Simmons fined, given flagrant foul for groin hit

May 04, 2019 - 9:36 AM

Philadelphia's Ben Simmons gets sanctioned for elbowing Toronto's Kyle Lowry in the groin in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semis duel

BAD BLOOD. Ben Simmons has also figured in a scuffle with Kyle Lowry last year. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: No tampering in Magic Johnson-Ben Simmons link

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:27 AM

The NBA sees no violations as the Sixers initiated contact and requested a meeting between team star Ben Simmons and Lakers president Magic Johnson

ALL PRAISE. Lakers president Magic Johnson says Ben Simmons’ basketball IQ is very high. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

NBA looking into Sixers star Simmons talk with Lakers

Feb 12, 2019 - 10:33 AM

NBA investigates after Simmons expressed interest in talking to Lakers president Magic Johnson

STAYING WITH PHILLY. The Philadelphia 76ers management know that Ben Simmons will be staying for a long time. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons, Doncic headline NBA Rising Stars lineup

Jan 30, 2019 - 10:42 AM

Mavs rookie sensation Luka Doncic and Sixers star Ben Simmons banner Team World in the All-Star weekend

HOTSHOTS. Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons lead the young talents in the Rising Stars challenge. Photos from AFP

WATCH: Ben Simmons' cheeky play and dunk in 76ers win

Jan 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Sixers superstar Ben Simmons gets away with a sneaky move

CRAFTY. Ben Simmons and the Sixers embarrass the Clippers in an inbound play in the closing seconds. File photo

Jimmy Butler heads to Philly as Sixers form new Big 3

Nov 11, 2018 - 8:07 AM

The deal gives Philadelphia a formidable looking Big 3 of Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons

WISH GRANTED. The Minnesota Timberwolves grant Jimmy Butler’s trade request. Photo from AFP

5 NBA players to watch this season

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:35 PM

LeBron and the Lakers may have dominated the preseason storyline, but there's certainly more to talk about once the season gets going

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: Kawhi Leonard #2 and Danny Green #14 of the Toronto Raptors looks on from the bench during the second half of an NBA preseason game against Melbourne United at Scotiabank Arena on October 5, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

James Harden wins first career NBA MVP Award

Jun 26, 2018 - 11:10 AM

The Houston Rockets stalwart bests LeBron James and Anthony Davis in the 2018 NBA Awards

FIRST EVER. James Harden clinches his first NBA MVP award after it eluded him last year. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images North America/AFP

Sixers' Simmons says 'overthinking' led to dismal outing

May 05, 2018 - 10:55 AM

After failing to score a basket in Game 2, the Australian rookie sensation looks to carry Philly back in the series against Boston

PRESSURED. Sixers star Ben Simmons says overthinking led to his worst game of the season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Just like Magic: Ben Simmons gets NBA triple-double as Sixers beat Heat

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA Rookie of the Year contender logs in first rookie playoff record since Magic Johnson

AWESOME AUSSIE. Ben Simmons makes another case for the top rookie plum. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images/AFP

Aussie Simmons enjoying his first All-Star weekend

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:03 PM

"I want to win, but I want to have fun at the same time. So having fun usually comes with winning"

STAR ROOKIE. Not all rookies like Ben Simmons make it to the NBA All Star weekend. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers' Simmons, Embiid picked for Rising Stars game

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:34 AM

Embiid could play alongside Simmons on the World team against the United States in the game for first- and second-year players

ALL-STAR. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid make it to the NBA All-Star weekend. Photos from Facebook

Simmons plays down Lowry clash after Sixers win

Jan 16, 2018 - 10:40 AM

Ben Simmons says there was no confrontation between him and Kyle Lowry after their ejection

EJECTED. Simmons and the 76ers take the win despite his ejection. File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA Christmas Eve Rookie Report Card: Lonzo balls out, Simmons stays put

Dec 24, 2017 - 4:42 PM

A report of this season's NBA rookies' performances before the big Christmas Day games

Nike vows to fix jerseys after shirts shredded

Nov 08, 2017 - 12:44 PM

'The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance and we are working with the NBA and teams to avoid this happening in the future'

RED-FACED. Nike will be working on mending the quality of their jerseys especially on their first year of supplying jerseys for the NBA.

Ben Simmons hits triple double in Sixers win vs Pistons

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Ben Simmons scores 21 points, grabs 12 rebounds, and passes out 10 assists

TRIPLE DOUBLE. Ben Simmons is on his way to join the ranks of basketball immortals Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Jeremy Lin breaks into tears after injuring knee in Nets loss

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:07 PM

Jeremy Lin suffers a severe right knee injury in Brooklyn's loss to the Indiana Pacers

HEARTBREAKER. "I'm done man, I'm done," Jeremy Lin was reported to have said after going down clutching his right knee. Screenshot from Youtube

Injury woes behind him, 76ers' draft stud Ben Simmons set for NBA debut

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Ben Simmons will join Joel Embiid and Markelle Fultz as they try to pull the 76ers out of the NBA gutter

DEBUT. Ben Simmons has not played a regular season game since being selected first overall last year. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images/AFP

Australia proves fertile talent pool for NBA

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The success of home grown talent like Ben Simmons and Patty Mills has given hope to other young Aussies of making it to the NBA

GOLDEN AGE. Patty Mills is one of the Australian players who has made his impact in the NBA. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

'Heartbroken' Ben Simmons ruled out for rest of season

Feb 25, 2017 - 11:26 AM

76ers top draft pick Ben Simmons will have to wait until next season to make his NBA debut due to a broken foot

86ED. Top draft pick Ben Simmons won't be making any court appearances this season. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

76ers fans should be excited over Aussie Simmons, says LeBron

Nov 06, 2016 - 10:18 AM

LeBron James who shares an agent with the 20 year old forward from Melbourne says he thinks Ben Simmons is a talented player and even better person

INJURED LIST. Ben Simmons is the latest 76ers draft pick to go under the knife before playing a single regular season game. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Simmons, Embiid part of global revival plan for 76ers

Oct 23, 2016 - 3:14 PM

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid have dealt with injuries but are expected to revitalize the 76ers to their past glory

PHILLY REVIVAL. Joel Embiid, who missed the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons with injuries, has shown promise in preseason action for the 76ers. Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Top draft pick Ben Simmons undergoes surgery on broken foot

Oct 05, 2016 - 5:30 AM

The 76ers number one pick went under the knife after landing awkwardly on a teammate s foot

INJURED LIST. Ben Simmons is the latest 76ers draft pick to go under the knife before playing a single regular season game. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Surgery 'likely' for 76ers' top draft pick Simmons

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Sixers president Bryan Colangelo offers few specifics about the injury a fracture to the fifth metatarsal bone

INJURED. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers breaks his foot during training. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Top NBA draft pick Simmons breaks foot

Oct 01, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The 20 year old Australian rookie sustains the injury after rolling an ankle during training at Stockton University in New Jersey

INJURED. Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers breaks his foot during training. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Aussie Simmons taken first in NBA Draft

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:12 AM

Brandon Ingram goes second to the Lakers while the Celtics pick Jaylen Brown third

Comments, reports say Aussie Simmons set for top NBA Draft pick

Jun 22, 2016 - 3:43 PM

The 19 year old forward from Melbourne has reportedly been told by the 76ers that he will be their choice with the top pick

Ben Simmons could be the top pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron says potential top draft pick Simmons has 'all tools' for success

Jun 19, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The 19 year old 2 08 meter forward from Melbourne could go to the Philadelphia 76ers with the top pick in the annual allocation of new talent

Ben Simmons could be the top pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

76ers handed number 1 NBA draft pick

May 18, 2016 - 11:04 AM

The 76ers get a vital boost as they attempt to rebuild after yet another disastrous season

Obama pays tribute to LSU basketball star Ben Simmons

Jan 15, 2016 - 10:18 AM

LSU standout Ben Simmons projected to be among the top NBA draft picks next year receives an endorsement from US President Barack Obama

HOOP IT UP. LSU standout Ben Simmons met US President Barack Obama and says he'd like to play ball with him one day