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Philadelphia 76ers rookie sensation Ben Simmons is off to a historic start to his NBA career and has undoubtedly exceeded expectations that have followed him around since his freshman year at LSU.
With seven double-doubles and two triple-doubles through his first 10 games, Simmons is the clear frontrunner to win Rookie of the Year and the point-forward has the Sixers at a surprising 6-4 so far on the young season.
While he was at LSU, though, Simmons understood how corrupt the college system was and he has not been shy about getting his point across.
Last year, Simmons released a documentary in which he said, “The NCAA is really (expletive) up. Everybody’s making money except the players.”
Now that he’s making millions, Simmons lashed out even more about how venal the NCAA is, calling it a “dirty business” in his recent sit down with LeBron James‘ business partner, Maverick Carter.
Simmons goes on to say there’s no reason for talented high-school players to be forced to go to college for a year and that the NCAA would lose a lot of money if the rule was abolished.
The 21-year-old is averaging 17.8 points, 10.1 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game.