Ben Simmons finally does it, and more observations from Sixers' preseason opener

NBCSports.comThe 2019-20 Sixers have, after much anticipation, transformed from an alluring idea to a reality. In this new reality, Ben Simmons makes three-point shots. They opened the preseason Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center with a 144-86 win over the ...

October 9th 2019


Sixers players react to Ben Simmons' made three: 'He's 100 percent from three'

PhillyVoice.comIf you were expecting Ben Simmons to offer a full-throated explanation of his first made three in an NBA uniform, you have not been following his responses to questions about his shot very closely. "Time went down and I had the ball, so I had to take a shot," ...

October 9th 2019


Ben Simmons splashes his first career 3-pointer, and the Sixers react like they just won the NBA Finals

CBSSports.comRemember where you were, ladies and gentlemen. October, 8th, 2019. Roughly 8:10 p.m. EST. Tell your grandkids, that was the night Ben Simmons made the first 3-pointer of his NBA career. It wasn't against an NBA team, mind you. The 76ers were playing ...

October 9th 2019


Ben Simmons Hit Another Three! (In A Preseason Game) (Against The Guangzhou Loong Lions)

DeadspinBen Simmons's extreme reluctance to attempt shots from outside the paint during his two healthy NBA seasons has been overshadowed somewhat by both the vastly stranger shooting struggles of a fellow 76ers top pick, and by Simmons's own general ...

October 9th 2019


WATCH: Sixers, Fans Go Wild After Ben Simmons Makes First-Career Three-Pointer

CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ben Simmons has done the thing. He has made a three-point shot in a basketball game. Simmons drained a three-point bucket from well beyond the arc with just seconds left in the first half of the Philadelphia 76ers' exhibition game ...

October 9th 2019


Twitter reacts to Sixers' Ben Simmons finally making a three

PhillyVoice.comFolks, it finally happened. Ben Simmons, the Weird Tall Point Guard, has made a three-point shot in an NBA game. Sure, it was the preseason. Sure, it was against the Guangzhou Loong Lions. And sure, it won't show up in his career stats.

October 9th 2019


Ben Simmons' Jump Shot Won't Make Or Break Him In 2019-20

ForbesNary a day goes by that Ben Simmons doesn't face a question about his jump shot. That line of inquiry is understandable, as Simmons has yet to hit a single three-pointer across his first two NBA seasons. (He's 0-of-17 from deep to date.) His reluctance to pull ...

October 9th 2019


Did Ben Simmons' sister shade Kendall Jenner over Kyle Kuzma yacht pics?

New York PostBen Simmons' sister Liv has got the NBA star's back. Before the Sixers point guard reportedly agreed to a five-year, $170 million extension on Monday, Liv appeared to shade Simmons' ex-girlfriend, Kendall Jenner, on social media, days after photos surfaced ...

July 16th 2019


Jump shot or not, Sixers needed to 'max' Ben Simmons

The News JournalOne hundred seventy million and he can't shoot. One hundred seventy million and he won't shoot. Someone out there texted those thoughts to a group chat or tweeted something similar when they saw news break via The Athletic Monday afternoon that the ...

July 16th 2019


Ben Simmons got paid

SB NationBen Simmons and the Sixers have reportedly reached agreement on a max rookie extension worth $170 million over five years. The contract runs through 2024-25 and quelches some minor fears that, empowered by his agency Klutch Sports, Simmons would ...

July 16th 2019


Ben Simmons becomes Australia's richest athlete with huge 76ers deal

The GuardianBen Simmons has agreed to a $A242m contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers in the richest deal by an Australian athlete. But doubt still hangs over whether the Melbourne-born NBA All-Star will play for Australia later this year at the World Cup in ...

July 16th 2019


See where Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons rank in this year's NBA 2K's ratings

NBCSports.comBen Simmons came up just short of the top 20 with an 87 overall — players 15 through 20 were all an 88. It's fair to wonder if Donovan Mitchell (88), who finished runner-up to Simmons for Rookie of the Year in 2017-18, should be ahead of Simmons. But, like ...

July 16th 2019


How Ben Simmons' Extension Affects The Sixers' Long-Term Financial Outlook

ForbesOn Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers reached an agreement with All-Star point guard Ben Simmons on a five-year, $170 million max contract extension, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. As a result, they now have their new-look starting five of ...

July 16th 2019


Report: Ben Simmons agrees to five-year, maximum contract extension with 76ers

NBA.comPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, according to his agent Rich Paul who told Shams Charania of The Athletic. The max deal is the latest big commitment by ...

July 16th 2019


Wild Sixers rumor mill starts with LeBron James for Ben Simmons trade

PhillyVoice.comWelcome to the offseason, Sixers fans! You want daily league-altering speculation about the future of Philadelphia's roster? You got it! Thank you, Kawhi! Thank you! Less than 24 hours after the Sixers fell in Game 7 to the Toronto Raptors, a report with ...

May 14th 2019


NBA fans roasted FS1's Chris Broussard for his absurd Chris Paul-Ben Simmons trade

For The WinBoth the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets saw their seasons come to an end over the weekend. And as tends to happen after disappointing playoff losses, fans and pundits look for ways to improve rosters immediately. It's how that works. Much of that ...

May 13th 2019


Kawhi Leonard's game-winner: A ranking of announcers' calls worldwide

Los Angeles TimesKawhi Leonard had the shot heard 'round the world Sunday night — quite literally. The Toronto Raptors star hit an incredible shot at the end of Game 7 of his team's Western Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers. Time had already ...

May 13th 2019


Kawhi Leonard And A Story Of Four Bounces

DeadspinThe Sixers offense had stalled— they scored five points and just one field goal in the final 5:47 of the game—and Joel Embiid was visibly gassed. Kawhi Leonard had taken 39 shots, the most any player had ever taken in regulation of a Game 7, and for much ...

May 13th 2019


Clang. Clang. Clang. Clang. Swish! All About Kawhi Leonard's Buzzer-Beater

The New York TimesIt was a shot you will see repeated on highlight shows and YouTube for years to come. A shot to win a game and a series. A shot that shouldn't have gone in, but somehow did. On Sunday night, Kawhi Leonard beat the buzzer with a high-arcing, ...

May 13th 2019


Kawhi Leonard's Game 7-winning shot had other NBA players gushing with praise

Washington PostNot that we needed other NBA players to tell us that Kawhi Leonard hit a truly remarkable shot to oust the Philadelphia 76ers from the playoffs, but they were more than happy to do so anyway. “Are you serious right now???????” gushed Utah's Donovan ...

May 13th 2019