Who is Ben Simmons?
Ben Simmons or Benjamin David Simmons born on 20 July 1996 is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Simmons was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers. After sitting out a year due to an injured right foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. Simmons was named NBA All-Star in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Maya Jama In Relationship With Ben Simmons
Maya Jama, 26, and Ben Simmons, 24, have confirmed relationship rumours after they were spotted passionately kissing at Wimbledon on Monday.
The pair put on a very cosy display and snuggled up to one another as they watched the game unfold between Serbian Novak Djokovic and Chilean Cristian Garin on centre court.
Their public display of affection confirms earlier speculation that they were dating after they were spotted at the same restaurant in Mayfair before leaving in the same car two weeks ago.
Ben was previously linked to KUWTK star Kendall Jenner, 25, however the duo called it quits on their romance back in May 2019 after months of dating on-and-off.
Maya’s last romance is thought to have been with rapper Stormzy, 27. They also ended their relationship in 2019.
Ben Simmons Biography, Wiki
Simmons was born in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy to father Dave and mother Julie. His father is an African-American expatriate who became a naturalised citizen of Australia, and his mother is a white Australian. He was raised alongside five brothers and sisters—Melissa, Emily, Liam, Sean and Olivia—the first four being from his mother’s previous marriage. His father played college basketball for Oklahoma City University in the United States before turning professional with the Melbourne Tigers in Australia’s National Basketball League in 1989.
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. While in Newcastle, he also played junior rugby league.
At age 10, Simmons returned to Melbourne and began playing junior basketball for the Knox Raiders. Along with basketball, he also played Australian rules football at the junior level. In year 7, while attending Whitefriars College, Simmons was named MVP after he helped Whitefriars win the Year-7 Division 1A Basketball premiership.
As a teenager, Simmons was torn between his two loves of basketball and Australian rules football but eventually decided to focus on basketball. In year 9, at the age of 15, Simmons played basketball for Box Hill Senior Secondary College at the 2011 Australian Schools Championships before taking up a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2012. Later that year, Simmons made his first appearance in the United States at the renowned Pangos All-American Camp for basketball prospects. Despite being only 15 years old, he was chosen to represent Australia at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Championship.
|Full Name:||Benjamin David Simmons|
|Born:||July 20, 1996 (age 24 years)|
|Place of Birth:||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Current Team:||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Position:||Point guard / Forward|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Height:||6 feet 10 inches|
|Weight:||230 lbs (104 kg)|
|Education:||Montverde Academy; Whitefriars College; Box Hill Senior Secondary College; Louisiana State University|
|Parents:||Dave Simmons (father); Julie Simmons (mother)|
|Siblings:||Liam Tribe-Simmons (brother); Sean Simmons (brother); Olivia Simmons (sister); Melissa Tribe (sister); Emily Katherine Tribe (sister)|
Ben Simmons Personal life, Family, Sisters
In the summer of 2018, Simmons’ brother Liam resigned his position as an assistant coach at the University of California, Riverside to work with Simmons on improving his shooting game. The decision to hire his brother as his shooting coach was not without controversy or criticism.
His sister Emily, a former member of the Washington State University women’s rowing team who has worked for Klutch Sports since 2014, is married to former NFL player Michael Bush. His godfather, David Patrick, was an assistant coach at LSU and was a part of his sole season there and is currently the head coach at UC Riverside. A cousin of Simmons, who had attended the 2016 NBA draft, was killed in a hit-and-run on 25 June 2016 in New Jersey.
In November 2016, Simmons was featured in the Showtime documentary film One & Done, providing an insight into his time as a one-and-done college player, as well as exploring his and his family’s thoughts on the NCAA and the NBA’s ‘one and done’ rule. On 7 June 2016, Simmons signed an endorsement deal with Nike.
Simmons dated television personality Kendall Jenner from 2018 to 2019.
On 3 October 2020, Simmons announced his endorsement for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for the 2020 United States presidential election.
Simmons is a supporter of the Essendon Bombers in the Australian Football League.
Ben Simmons Highlights, Achievements and Awards
- NBA All-Star (2019)
- NBA Rookie of the Year (2018)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2018)
- Consensus first-team All-American (2016)
- USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2016)
- First-team All-SEC (2016)
- SEC Freshman of the Year (2016)
- Mr Basketball USA (2015)
- Gatorade National Player of the Year (2015)
- Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2015)
- McDonald’s All-American (2015)
- First-team Parade All-American (2015)
Ben Simmons Net worth is $ 10 Million In 2021
Coming to his salary, only a slow, and steady increment can be found. As a rookie player, he used to earn $6.4 million in 2018-19, leveled up to $8.1 million in 2019-20, and $10.5 million in 2020-21.
Ben Simmons Social Media Profiles
To all the BEN fans, there is nothing to worry about. We can easily catch him on his Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook profiles. He stays abundantly available there.
He keeps posting about his family, friends, tournament, lavish lifestyle, tours, and adventures that he opts for.
Facebook- @ben.simmons.025 and has 497,559 followers.
Twitter- @BenSimmons25 and has 982.9k followers.
Instagram-@bensimmons and has 5.3m followers.
Not to mention, he has a youtube channel, too, with 91.9k subscribers.