Ben Simmons is known as the “Fresh Prince,” but he is on his way to taking the throne of being the NBA’s best player.
Simmons, a Melbourne, Australia, native, is on the cover of the NBA 2K19 game that was released Wednesday in Australia and New Zealand. This is the first time NBA 2K has had an Australian cover.
The 2018 Rookie of the Year is the second Philadelphia 76ers player to be on the cover of the popular game; Allen Iverson was on the cover of the first five NBA 2K games. For good measure, Sixers center Joel Embiid is also on the cover of NBA Live 19.
As one of the best players to come out of Australia, Simmons has appeal in the US and his home country. After his award-worthy 2017-18 season, his stardom is growing.
At 22 years old, he’s one of the top young players in the league. Last season, Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Along with Embiid, Markelle Fultz and others, Simmons will help lead a Sixers team this upcoming season that has the potential to come out the Eastern Conference and make the NBA Finals.