‘King’ LeBron James anoints Ben Simmons as future NBA MVP
by Ken Edwards, 04 March 2018
LeBron James, the best NBA player in the game, and one the best ever in the league alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, has given 21-year-old Aussie superstar Ben Simmons a ringing endorsement after the pair clashed on Friday.
At 6-foot-10, Ben Simmons is nightmare to match up on. He makes the game look effortless whilst piling up unbelievable rookie stats and US commentators were thoroughly impressed at how the 21-year-old handled his high-pressure defensive duties against ‘King’ LeBron James.
Meanwhile, LeBron James himself was left singing Simmons praises after being out-played. He appeared to be anointing Simmons as the next in line to this King’s throne;
“I told y’all awhile back that my young King was next in line” James wrote on his social media and photos of he and Simmons during the content.
“Getting better and better every night out! Tonight was another example of that. Remember lil bro settle for nothing less than GREATNESS!!!!” James added.
During his post-match interview, James was eager to compare Simmons’ game to his own skills;
“Power, speed, quickness, size, court awareness; the same that I bring” James said of the young Aussie player who already has something of the star swagger.
Philly narrowing the gap in the NBA Championship Odds
Having lost his two previous matchups between the pair, Aussie point guard. Simmons finished with a very near triple-double — 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists — in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 108-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
James had a great night too — 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists — as the Cavaliers fell to 36-25 on the season.
The 76ers’ win sees their record improve to 33-27 on the season, as they continue their impressive start to 2018.
The Cavs remain $8.00 third favourites with Bookmaker.com.au to take out the Championship this season behind Golden State and the Rockets, whilst the ‘76ers are have closed from $501 at the start of the season are now into $101 to win the big dance in the early summer.