Dropping today, here is Ben Simmons’ ESPN The Magazine profile. It’s stocked with insidery bits about Team Simmons – I need my NBA stars to have their own Teams, Camps, Circles – and worth your time, but I especially enjoy this part about Simmons’ already expensive tastes:
As soon as Simmons left LSU in March, he began trying to manage his grown-up life. He already has money coming in from sponsorship deals with Upper Deck and Beats. He’s not worried that money might change him. “I don’t need to buy people things, I don’t need to buy houses, I’m not like that,” he says, “just because I know it can be taken away from you like that.” He continues, “I don’t think much will change besides — I mean, attention, of course; that will change. But me as a person, you know, I’ll do the same things.”
And yet for someone so focused on adhering to his own plan, Ben’s day-to-day life is already dictated by the circle around him. Rich arranged an apartment in Cleveland for him to live with Sean and Cisco while he trains in daily workout sessions organized by Klutch. He was supplied with a personal chef who helped him get from 225 to what he is now, 240, and who helps keep him there.
He met with stylist Wesmore Perriott and his business partner, who helped parlay his loungewear leanings into GQ cover material. Emily introduced him to her husband’s financial adviser, who in turn introduced him to a jeweler who sold him a gold Rolex, which he’d wanted because he always saw his father wearing a nice watch, and it meant a lot for him to be able to buy one of his own.
Simmons found a jeweler who custom-made him a diamond-spangled flag-of-Australia necklace. On a May trip to LA, where they were taking meetings with Adidas (they’d also met with Nike in Portland — he later signed a contract with the Swoosh), Fara introduced him to a jeweler who sold him two hamsas — the symbolic hands of God. They’re also diamond-crusted, and they’re nearly the same size and chain length, meant to be worn together. The woman blessed them, and when Ben showed them to me while he was getting his makeup done for ESPN’s photo shoot, he said the woman told him the hamsas were a symbol of God looking out for him. And here is when I taught him something else: I told him that wasn’t entirely true; hamsas were also a symbol to ward off the evil eye. But it didn’t matter. Ben isn’t superstitious. He feels that right now, all along and forever more, what happens next is in his control.
Simmons is 19, yet-to-be-drafted, and already has developed exotic taste for diamond-encrusted keepsakes given meaning by eccentric jewelers. We may be only two years away from him turning his first name into a letter and punctuation mark. B} And you know what? I love it. For far too long, I’ve had to blog about literal shit when it came to the Sixers– fucking Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday and Andrew Bynum and Adam Goofball Aron and Richie Rich Owner and Mascots and other assorted Bullshit. Finally, some flashiness that may actually be deserved. I, for one, can’t wait for the Superstar Simmons Era.
Side note: The anecdote about him not playing NBA 2k until he’s in the game is fucking perfect. That’s the sort of egotistical maniac I want to root for.
Side note 2: Yes I’m fully aware that I criticized LeBron for the same sort of maniacal narcissism. But you know what? He just won an NBA Championship. If that’s what it takes, so be it.
“That’s the sort of egotistical maniac I want to root for.”
Takes one to know one.
Die in a fire you filthy juuuuuu
Right on Mike
Nice to know that the kid is already well on his way to financial ruin. Should make Kyle and Jim’s job easier. They can just post old articles on Iverson and just “find and replace” the names.
P.S. The people that buy Rolex are the same that buy Apple and Tesla. They are buying the name to look cool, but have no real taste or class.
Does he like flapjacks?
When does Ingram go on Kimmel or Fallon’s late show?
No funny commercials? Endorsements?
Big drop-off after Simmons. Only one star in this draft, and he’s going to be a Sixer!
I agree Andy
Andy Schreiber seems like the type of guy who beats off to midget p0rn
Nah. He’s a cuckhold guy
Midgets are fucking sweet!
How can you hate Lebron for the reasons you said, when you said hes the greatest who ever lived and then say you root for golden state….
Steph Curry is a way bigger narrcasist prick then LBJ ever was. And hes done nothing comparable.
Are the Coke rumors true about Simmons? Hope he’s not another Len bias
I hope so…maybe some of the rumor’s about me will die
this guy stinks total bust!!!!
I think your jumping the gun by calling him a superstar already. Imo thats a little premature. A footlocker commercial automatically catapults you to that title? I’d dissagree. Not hating but I’d puMP the brakes on that for right now
Glen and Ray are actually on air for 40 minutes out of three hours. They need the revenue to pay for Sludge
Show which has zero listeners.
Someone told me to check out this site about a week ago, and in that time I really don’t understand why. You have almost no content and what you do have seems to be a lot of copy and paste. Is it laziness? Lack of funding? Either way it’s very strange as you seem to have decent word of mouth and are wasting it. Good luck
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what a fucking total bust this guys sucks hairy moose balls! trade this bust for a bag of slim jims!
what kind of loser post a pic of himself in front of a jet! that dude doesnt care about the rings only cares about the things! that low life embidd got to this kid already! sttealing $ since 14!
It’s a damn injustice. Best mascot ever!
Hey Go F Yourself you skinny twink.
I was the GOAT.
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