LeBron James calls Aussie Ben Simmons the heir to his throne in glowing post

LeBron James smiles at Ben Simmons on the court.

NBA superstar LeBron James has further reinforced the notion that Ben Simmons is his heir apparent by gushing about the Australian rookie on his social media accounts after the pair faced off.

James’s Cleveland Cavaliers went down 108-97 to the Philadelphia 76ers, where Simmons is one of the headline acts of an exciting young cast currently thrilling basketball audiences.

James was typically dominant in his side’s loss, picking up 30 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, while Simmons shot 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds and 8 assists. US commentators were impressed at how the 21-year-old handled his defensive duties against all-time-great James.

via LeBron James calls Aussie Ben Simmons the heir to his throne in glowing post – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)