Ben Simmons Said He And Joel Embiid Are ‘Like Brothers’ Off The Court

08.29.16 2 years ago

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If you’re a Philadelphia 76ers fan and you’re desperately looking for signs of optimism about the upcoming season, maybe the budding relationship between the franchise’s two key players is what you need.

Ben Simmons, the first pick in the 2016 draft, and Joel Embiid, the third pick in the 2014 draft that has not played an NBA game yet due to foot surgeries, are developing off-court chemistry, according to Metro Philadelphia.

“He’s a great player, so I’m looking forward to playing with him,” Simmons said. “Off the court we’re like brothers. We have fun.”

“I feel 100 percent and ready to get started,” Embiid said. “My summer’s been great. We’ve been working out a lot.”

They’ve even had some cutesy Twitter banter since Simmons was drafted.

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