Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons earned All Star honors last year, averaging 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.7 assists per night.

Not to mention, he guided the Sixers to a 51-31 record, marking the first time that the franchise had won 50+ games in back-to-back seasons since 1984-86.

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A very successful season for Simmons by any measure. He then earned a massive extension.  

During a recent interview with Rob Maaddi of the Associated Press, Simmons explained how he “lost that enjoyment side” of playing basketball last season, but he fell in love with the game again this summer.

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