NBA: Ben Simmons on LeBron James signing with the Lakers: 'I think it's amazing'

WE know the Philadelphia 76ers were high on the list of potential LeBron James landing spots, but Ben Simmons made sure he wasn't too aggressive with the recruitment of the four-time MVP. The reigning Rookie of the Year, who shares an agent with James, has previously spoken about being interested in playing alongside his mentor, so the 2018 off-season was the perfect time to attempt to lure 'The King' to Philadelphia. Instead, though, Simmons was hands-off, choosing to allow remain at a distance, not wanting to make James' decision any more complicated. “I found out when everyone else found out,” Simmons told, of the announcement that James was headed to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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