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Ben Simmons’ Foot Looks Pretty Healthy On This Sweet Dunk (Video)
At the 2014 NBA Draft the Philadelphia 76ers selected Joel Embiid with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft, despite the fact that he had a broken bone in his right foot. Sixers GM Sam Hinkie implored fans to “trust the process,” and for the most part they did. They even started calling Embiid “The Process” as he sat out two whole seasons.
Still, last spring Sixers fans were relieved when the team took LSU star Ben Simmons with the number one pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Finally, after waiting and trusting for years, they were getting a player who would make in immediate impact.
So what happened? On September 30, during the 76ers’ final training camp scrimmage, Ben Simmons rolled his ankle. Diagnosis: fractured of the fifth metatarsal bone of his right foot. Result: out for the year. Dreams: deferred.
The Sixers still ended up sucking a lot less in 2016-17. Joel Embiid was actually amazing until he tore the meniscus in his left knee. The team won a whopping 28 games, which sounds awful but is almost three times more than the 2015-16 season. But it would have been so much better with Ben Simmons.
The good news? Ben Simmons is looking all healed up now. The 6’10″ 20-year-old was recently spotted dunking the hell out of the ball at the Sixers’ practice facility.
Check it out:
Can you imagine this kid playing point guard and with Embiid playing center?
Keep the faith, Philly. The wait is almost over.
Hat Tip – [theScore]