Ben Simmons: four Issues To Know About The NBA Star
In case you missed it, Kendall Jenner and Ben Simmons had a summer time fling. “Fling” actually is the suitable time period, as their relationship by no means appeared to stay for lengthy (not less than within the public eye).
Sources confirmed to Web page Six that the 2 began relationship again in Could.
For the reason that break up, Simmons was linked to mannequin Ashley Moore; Jenner, to Anwar Hadid. However, there’s been hypothesis that they’ve gotten again collectively. (For those who present as much as your ex’s basketball recreation, the world goes to speak.)
Jenner, who previously dated NBA participant Blake Griffin, has by no means formally referred to as Simmons her boyfriend. Sources instructed PEOPLE in August, although, that the celeb likes to maintain her love life below wraps.
“She’s being very personal about her relationship with Ben,” one supply stated. “Kendall’s actually completely different from her sisters in that sense. She actually does not need folks speaking about who she’s relationship and may be very protecting of her private life. She hates the eye.” (Similar, if we have been in her footwear.)
Here is all the things to find out about Jenner’s “boyfriend” Ben Simmons.
Ben Simmons is from Australia and has an enormous household
Simmons, 22, was born in Melbourne and grew up in a multi-racial, six-children dwelling.
His mom Julie is Australian. She married American-born Dave Simmons, who performed skilled basketball in Australia for 12 seasons, in response to The Undefeated.
Simmons has one organic sister and 4 half-siblings (from earlier than his mom met his father).
“It is big for me,” he instructed ABC Australia of his household, “they maintain me humble.”
Simmons now reportedly lives in Philly along with his half-brother Sean, and his mother and father have a spot close by.
NBC picked up a scripted comedy based mostly on Simmons’ life, Brotherly Love, in September.
Deadline stories that the present will inform of a “distinctive sibling relationship inside a multi-ethnic household. Collectively, they pursue their desires whereas navigating life within the highlight in Philadelphia, a passionate metropolis the place sports activities is in your blood, and your blood is at all times boiling.”
Ben Simmons loves animals
“Being in Australia, being round animals at a younger age, I’ve at all times beloved [them],” Simmons instructed The Undefeated. “My first pet was my golden retriever. I obtained him at 7 years outdated.”
Sean instructed the publication that his half-brother used to even have a pet rat.
“He had a white rat that might chill on his shoulder, and [he’d] go round the home with it. We have been weirded out about that,” Sean admitted, talking of Simmons. “He was at all times rising up round animals.”
The 2 really purchased a pair of Savannah cats for his or her shared place in Philly, however the felines solely stayed for about 5 months or so (Sean described them as “wild animals”).
Ben Simmons went to high school at dwelling, then got here abroad
Simmons attended Melbourne’s Field Hill Senior Secondary Faculty earlier than enrolling in Orlando‘s Montverde Academy boarding college in January 2013.
He performed faculty basketball at LSU for one season till the 2016 NBA Draft.
Ben Simmons formally joined the NBA in 2017
Simmons presently performs for the Philadelphia 76ers as some extent guard, the place he is been because the 2017-2018 season.
He signed a three-year contract with the workforce value $18.5 million, which signifies that his common annual wage is about $6.17 million, CNBC stories.
Simmons supposed to play in 2016, however a foot harm precipitated him to postpone his skilled basketball debut one 12 months.
Through the common 2017-2018 season, his first within the NBA, he averaged 15.Eight factors, 8.2 assists and eight.1 rebounds in 33.7 minutes per recreation.
“I’ve been wholesome all 12 months,” Simmons instructed reporters again in Could after the 76ers’ final playoff recreation within the Japanese Convention semifinals. “It has been a blessing to have the ability to play within the NBA and have a full 12 months the place I have never been damage. However, the sensation proper now, I did not wish to be finished. I really feel like I had much more to go, however you need to take a look at the positives and the negatives, and you bought to maintain transferring ahead.”
Simmons went on to win the 2018 NBA Rookie of the 12 months Award.
And, in response to Heavy.com, 76ers coach Brett Brown labored with Simmons’ father over 25 years earlier than he coached the 22-year-old.
“It is a tremendous story,” Dave Simmons stated. “You could not have scripted it any higher.”