Are We About To Witness Showtime In Philly?

Did the sun rose over the city of Philadelphia? Quite possible.

Over the last years and I say years so loud, there was no success at the 76ers team. Ever since the domination era of Allen Iverson came to an end, the sadness was all there on the streets of Philly. Last season the team ended with a poor record 10–70. Thus this was the worst team in the whole league.

In 2015 Philadelphia 76ers drafted with number 3 pick Jahlil Okafor. It was encouraging going for the NCAA champion from Duke University. Together with Noel Narlens they made a nice duo, but it was too little to fight for the Playoffs.

This year the 76ers were given precedence to the number 1 draft pick. As everybody was expecting the choice fell on Ben Simmons.

Few facts about Ben Simmons that you might not know. He is actually from Australia. Before going to LSU he had the chance to pick between top basketball programs such as Duke, Kansas and UCLA. His dad is a basketball icon who was winning all in Australia playing for Melbourne Tigers. In summer on 2015 he played James Harden one on one at the Nike Basketball Academy and finished even against him. Yeah he is ready for the NBA.

He created a Nike and Adidas bidding war and he won. Young Ben had signed with the athletic power house Nike. Apparently 5 year contract and $20 million is the largest rookie deal ever, and that is without playing a single game in the NBA.

I also wanted to share a crazy game where Ben Simmons played against 2016 draft New Orleans Pelicans number 6 pick Buddy Hield. So much talent from both of them.

What do I think? When I say Ben Simmons I am talking the real deal.

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Czyzby slonce wzeszlo nad miastem Philadelphia? Calkiem mozliwe.

Dawno w druzynie 76ers nie bylo wielkich sukcesow. Odkad dominacja ery Allen Iverson dobiegla konca, smutek zawital na ulicach Philly. Poprzedni sezon druzyna ta zakonczyla z bilansem 10–70. Tym samym zostala najgorsza druzyna sezonu 2015/16.

W drafcie 2015 roku z numerem 3 Philadelphia wybrala na pozycje centra Jahlil Okafor, bylo to obiecujace posuniecie siagajac po mistrza NCAA z Uniwersytetu Duke. W duecie z Narlens Noel wyzej wymieniony Okafor gral przezwoicie jednak bylo to zbyt malo by walczyc o Playoff.

W tym roku 76ers otrzymali pierwszenstwo do numeru 1 draftu. Jak wszyscy sie spodziewali wybor ten padl na Ben Simmons.

Kilka faktow o Ben Simmons o ktorych mogliscie nie slyszec. Urodzil sie on w Australi. Zanim dolaczyl do LSU mial propozycje podjecia nauki i brania udzialu w programie koszykowki takich uczelni jak Duke, Kansas czy tez UCLA. Jego ojciec jest ikona koszykowki w Australi, grajac dla Melbourne Tiger wygrywal wszystko. W lecie 2015 roku gral jeden na jednego z James Harden podczas Nike Basketball Academy. Ten mecz zakonczyl sie remisem. O tak ten chlopak jest gotowy na lige NBA.

Simmons stal sie przedmiotem wojny pomiedzy Nike, a Adidas i oczywiscie wygral te wojne. Mlody Ben podpisal umowe z atlerycznym koniem wyscilowym jakim jest marka Nike. Podobno 5 letni kontrakt i $20 milionow jest najwieksza umowa dla debiutanta i to bez ani jednego rozegranego meczu NBA.

Co mysle o tym chlopaku? Mysle ze Ben Simmons bedzie prawdziwa gwiazda.