NBA & Atlanta Hawks

NBA & Atlanta Hawks

Mike Sielski: Embiid is Sixers' star, but Simmons can change the NBA with his crusade

Joel Embiid was rightly the talk of basketball Thursday for his transcendent performance Wednesday night against the Lakers, for a box-score line – 46 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, seven blocked shots – that defies belief. But more and more, Ben Simmons is the 76ers player who could truly change the NBA, and his power to be a revolutionary figure is born of his mouth and mind and branding strategy as much as it is his swift and supple game.

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