Lately, you've heard and read a lot about potential No. 1 pick Ben Simmons and how he could be a Sixer soon. And you're going to hear and read a ton more about potential No. 1 pick Ben Simmons and how he could be a Sixer soon for the next three weeks and change.
But who cares about hearing and reading about him when we can actually watch him do some cool stuff instead?
Simmons posted the following video to his Twitter and Instagram accounts earlier on Sunday.
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A lovely little strike on the pitch right past the keeper, something, something, Wayne Rooney, Leo Messi, Ronaldo's abs. That's the extent of my soccer knowledge. Though a guy who told me he knows some about soccer (I'll take his word for it) said that move is called a "rainbow kick." That sounds good. Let's go with that.
Simmons even tagged Messi in the Instagram vid. No response yet, though.
I like to think I know a little more about basketball than I do about soccer, so that swish after the rainbow kick was pretty nice.
I'm not sure how foot-eye coordination translates to NBA success. But seeing as how traveling doesn't really exist in the NBA anyway, maybe Simmonds can get away with it.
Oh, wait, I've got an idea: Imagine he and Jo-Jo, who likes himself some futbol, kicking it up the court then finishing it off with the rainbow-kick alley oop.
Yeah, that's the good stuff.