It Took Ben Simmons Two Years To Hit His First NBA 3-Pointer

Simmons finally hit a three, and Philly fans went absolutely berserk—despite the fact it came during an exhibition game against a Chinese pro basketball team.

As a 6-foot-10 point guard, Ben Simmons doesn't really need to shoot threes.

And for the first 182 official games of his NBA career (including post-season games), he really didn't. During that time, Simmons attempted just 18 three-pointers.

And he didn't make a single one.

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As a 6-foot-10 point guard, Ben Simmons doesn't really need to shoot threes.

And for the first 182 official games of his NBA career (including post-season games), he really didn't. During that time, Simmons attempted just 18 three-pointers.

And he didn't make a single one.

So when Simmons decided to pull-up from deep during the Philadelphia 76ers home exhibition during the Guangzhou Loong Lions, the Philly faithful held their breath.

When he drained it, they went berserk:

Now, we wait for Simmons to do it during a real game—and the inevitable parade through the Philadelphia streets that will surely follow.

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