VIDEO: Sixers’ Ben Simmons hits Joel Embiid with Globetrotter-like lob for epic slam
The Philadelphia 76ers are pulling out their bag of tricks against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Sixers guard Ben Simmons, who was looking for a bounce-back performance after a dismal Game 2, pulled off one of the most impressive alley-oops you’re going to see in a long time.
About midway through the third quarter, Simmons linked up with big man Joel Embiid for a ridiculous one-handed Harlem Globetrotter-like slam, sparking a 15-2 run for the Sixers. Take a look:
Ben tosses it to.. wait for it.. THAT guy.
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Simmons looked odd just standing there palming the rock for a second, but he was clearly waiting for Embiid to find a path to the rim. While the Aussie is heavily criticized for his inability to shoot the ball, his impressive vision was on full display here for the Sixers.
Philly is looking to grab a crucial victory on the road after a convincing win on Tuesday at home. So far, they’ve done a good job of limiting Trae Young, who has just 18 points as of writing.
Simmons meanwhile, is having a much better game with 15 points and seven assists. While he’s just 3 for 6 from the charity stripe, it hasn’t hurt the Sixers too much in this contest. But when he can create highlight-reel plays like that with Embiid, no one is going to complain about a couple of missed free throws.