As I write this, the Sixers are one game away from the second round of the '17/18 NBA playoffs. It's the first time they've even made the playoffs since '11/12 and a large reason behind this is a rookie named Ben Simmons. Since being drafted and missing his first year to injury, he's gone on to have a historic season. If you enjoy NBA basketball, you'll be familiar with Ben Simmons' prowess on the court, this documentary is a fantastic behind the scenes look at him and how he got to where he is. It also doesn't skirt around the controversial titular issue at hand, giving us his, at times very frank opinions on the NCAA, and his time at LSU. Also featured prominently is his family, with whom he's extremely close, their support and involvement in his maturation and professional life hold high importance. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who appreciates basketball, especially the NBA and NCAA, it should be required viewing for any Philadelphia 76ers fan. For non-basketball fans that may have stumbled across it, it's still worth a look if you've ever wondered why or how athletes receive so much money and attention so young. Or what a developing superstar goes through as a teenager.
One & Done
One & Done
Showtime Sports chronicals the sprawling journey of number one NBA draft pick Ben Simmons. From a relatively anonymous Australian upbringing to high school and college in America to the top...
November 27, 2020