Ben Simmons throws his weight behind Egg Boy

Ben Simmons throws his weight behind Egg Boy
Thu 21st March 2019

Aussie NBA superstar Ben Simmons continued his sneaker commentary on the Christchurch shootings during Wednesday’s game with the 76ers.

Days after telling the world to “Pray for NZ”, Simmons rocked up to play Charlotte with a shiny pair of Nikes that had “Egg Boy” scrawled across the side.

The gesture follows the tsunami of support for Will Connolly, the teenager who egged Senator Fraser Anning following the Queensland politician’s controversial comments on the New Zealand massacre.

Simmons backed up the bold move with his play too, producing one of the finest performances of his career to lead Philadelphia to a 118-114 win without star centre Joel Embiid.

Simmons hit 11/12 shots from the field for 28 points while adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and only one turnover.

The 22-year-old had joined a host of athletes worldwide in offering tributes to the victims of the attack in an earlier game.


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