Ben Simmons the rookie "great" also known as "the next Lebron" did something last night that far exceeds other NBA players.
What Did He DO??!!! 🧐🤔
(We're Glad You ASKED!)
Trailing BIGTIME, the Washington Wizards looked to take advantage of the situation.
The Philadelphia 76ers lead was 84-65 starting the fourth quarter and 93-78 with about 7 minutes plus left. Simmons entered the game to close things out. But in an effort to close the gap, the Wizards put on the ole fashion "Hack-a-Shaq" movement. Intentionally fouling Ben Simmons for a big portion of the remainder of the game.
Simmons attempted an NBA-record 24 free throws in the fourth, making just 12 of them.
While the Wizards worked very hard to cut into the lead and possibly come back and win.... The 76ers eventually pulled it off with a 118-113 victory.
Ben Simmons set the NBA single-quarter record for free throw attempts with 24 in the 4th quarter
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 30, 2017
Ben for rookie of the year???!!!