Dwight Howard Calls New Teammate Ben Simmons a 'Young LeBron'

28 Novembre, 2020, 15:52 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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Having been the de facto leader with the 76ers since being drafted with the first overall pick back in 2016, the Melbourne-born point-guard has lacked talent around him to truly compete for a chip in the National Basketball Association. But he got injured his first season and didn't play for the entirety of the first year. The span produced eight straight All-Star selections, three Defensive Player of the Year Awards, five rebounding titles, and a surprising run to the Finals in 2009.

Simmons is a fantastic scorer and passer.

While both the players are elite Point Forwards and have incredible basketball IQ, Ben would have to improve his jump shot if he wants to live up to the comparison.

NEW YORK, USA - JANUARY 20: Ben Simmons (25) of Philadelphia 76ers is seen during National Basketball Association match between Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets held on January 20, 2020 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This is where Howard comes in, as one of the most revered big-men in the sport and fresh from winning a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.

National Basketball Association veteran Dwight Howard, who recently joined Simmons" Philadelphia 76ers, labelled the guard "a young LeBron'.

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"Winning the championship was everything, and it made me realize I could have the best stats in the world and it don't mean nothing", Howard said.

"Ben Simmons reminds me of a young LeBron James", Howard detailed in an interview with ESPN. He also noted how excited he was to help Simmons achieve that status in Philadelphia.

"Watching him over the years, I see it", Howard said on his new teammate Simmons. To Philly. I'm super happy that Doc called me, that he gave me the opportunity, and I told him yes.

Ben Simmons and Dwight Howard will take on the court together with the 76ers when the National Basketball Association season resumes on December 22.

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