President Obama believes Ben Simmons will lead the 76ers back to relevance
The Philadelphia 76ers have been the NBA’s bottom feeders for the last few years, totaling just 47 wins over the last three seasons. Their abysmal play peaked last year, as they came out victorious just 10 times.
Poor Brett Brown, who took over as head coach right when the tanking went into full force.
However, optimism is abound in the City of Brotherly love thanks to number one overall draft pick, Ben Simmons. Experts are already dubbing him as one of the premier passers in the NBA after watching him in summer league. If he can improve his shot, Simmons is going to be quite scary for opponents.
As his rookie season approaches, one of Simmons’ biggest advocates is the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
Obama is a huge hoops fan, and he believes Ben is prepared to make basketball fun again in Philly:
Met President Obama last night & we talked 76ers: "Been a tough few years. But I really like @BenSimmons25. It's about to get a lot better."
— Michael H. Weber (@thisisweber) August 3, 2016
Even if the Sixers struggle in 2016-17, they’ll likely win more than 10 games and be at least enjoyable to watch. It appears that Joel Embiid is finally healthy, and the buzz surrounding Simmons is unlikely to dwindle throughout the 82-game grind.
Things are finally looking up for Philadelphia; given the last three years, their fans really deserve it.