Don’t look now, but this country is within touching distance of an unprecedented golden era for its overseas based male sports stars. Ben Simmons, Nick Kyrgios and Jason Day are all uniquely placed to take their respective global sports by the scruff of the neck. While Australia has always punched above its weight abroad, to boast such prodigious talents in three of the world’s biggest sports is remarkable. Playing for the resurgent Philadelphia 76ers, Simmons is rapidly ascending to superstar status in what is effectively his debut season in the NBA. The Simmons’ hype train has been headlined by explosive rim finishing and mercurial court vision that has even the ‘phenom-weary’ NBA abuzz. That Simmons’ jump shot is considered a work in progress – with even suggestions he may be using the wrong shooting hand – has many positively drooling over his potential ceiling. Boasting fellow wunderkind, big man Joel Embiid and a loaded young roster that has even drawn admiring glances from soon-to-be free agent LeBron James, the 76ers are the perfect vehicle for Simmons’ ascent to basketball’s rarefied air. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Throw in an NBA-studded Boomers roster that promises to break its medal duck, and the 2020… Read full this story
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