Could Ben Simmons Be The Next Magic Johnson? (Versus)

Last Updated: Jun 14, 2021

Could Ben Simmons Be The Next Magic Johnson? The Philadelphia 76ers’ tall point guard reminds a lot of NBA experts of the former Lakers great who played like a guard at his height.

Every oversized point guard is immediately compared to the great Magic Johnson, but does Ben Simmons more than just height in common with him? We dive into the stats on this episode of Versus.

Could Ben Simmons Be The Next Magic Johnson? (Versus)

  • Simmons’ court vision and mobility for his size harken back to the Lakers legend.
  • Simmons has a long way to go to catch up to Magic’s awards and other hardware, including championships.
  • But Simmons remains a great fit for the modern NBA game while sharing the traits of Johnson.

0:00 Magic Johnson vs Ben Simmons
0:32 Similarities
1:10 Shooting
1:55 Stats
3:24 Awards
4:33 Who ya Got?

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