Ben Simmons’ role model: Dwyane Wade
The art of dominating without a jumper
BY DAVID THORPE
Ben Simmons might be the best defender in the NBA. He’s 6-10, agile, and strong. He’s the Philadelphia 76ers’ quarterback on offense and defense, and their best passer. He bludgeons smaller defenders on the offensive glass and spearheads the Sixers’ terrifying running game. Other than Giannis Antetokounmpo, no man his size can do so many things on the basketball court. He’s an elite player on an elite team with the ball in his hands.
The best version of Ben Simmons could lead a title team. What’s it going to take to uncover that guy?
Dwyane Wade knows ...
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