A few social basketballers experienced what the NBA is like when they turned out for their regular Monday game at Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre. Lining up at the other end of the court was Australia’s own NBA star Ben Simmons from the Philadelphia 76ers, who answered a call from a friend to fill-in!
When the word got out about our surprise visitor, the stadium filled up with eager onlookers.
Simmons finished with 34 points, including 17 in the final quarter, as his team won 72-52. They led by just two points at the final change.
Most people at Diamond Valley Sports and Fitness Centre had no idea they were in the presence of the Philadelphia 76ers young gun — until he started dunking with ease over his amateur opponents!