6 months Sixers star Simmons pulls out of Aussie games Manilatimes |Sports
SYDNEY: Ben Simmons, recently signed to a five-year, US$170 million contract extension with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, has pulled out of Australia’s exhibition games ahead of the World Cup. The Melbourne-born star had already withdrawn from the World Cup in China, which tips off on August 31, to better prepare for the NBA season. And the 23-year-old has now opted out of Australia’s two games against the United States in Melbourne and two against Canada in Perth in the tournament lead-up.
Ben Simmons AP FILE PHOTO“After talking with (Australia) coach Andrej (Lemanis), we both agreed it was ... more