Ben Simmons Hit A Three-Pointer And The Reactions Are Absolutely Priceless
Aussie NBA star Ben Simmons is not known for his shooting. In fact in his two seasons in the NBA, he has never landed a shot from beyond the three-point arc.
But that just changed in the most unexpected fashion in a semi-competitive match in China.
Simmons' lack of a jump shot became a major issue towards the end of the last NBA season.
His game looked one-dimensional, as his Philadelphia 76ers again crashed out in the second round of playoffs.
Everyone knew he had to work on his jump shot over summer. Armed with his new $US168 million ($A240 million) contract, he said he was doing just that.
And then ... hallelujah! It happened.
Sure, it was just the pre-season.
And sure, it was just a meaningless match against Guangzhou Loong Lions.
But it was a THREE POINTER FROM BEN SIMMONS, ARE WE CLEAR ON THIS, PEOPLE???
Yes, it really really was.
And it had that moon landing "I'll never forget where I was" kind of vibe.
It really was quite a moment.
The locals in Philly were more excited than most.
And in other news, the Wallabies are 'about' to win the World Cup. OK, so we can't confirm that will happen, but if we've had one Aussie sporting miracle, why not two?