Philadelphia 76ers fans are dying to get Ben Simmons out of town as soon as possible.
Now they seem one step closer to their desire, as the all-star “Guardian” recently bought a brand new mansion in Los Angeles – nearly 3,000 miles from Philly.
According to Dirt, the 24-year-old closed a chic modern farmhouse in the gated Hidden Hills neighborhood for $ 17.5 million. The 12,000 square foot mansion was built this year and sits on 1.5 acres of land. It has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two swimming pools and a guest house. And check out this ultra-modern kitchen.
No sign of a court or gym where Simmons can work on his jump shot.
The Hidden Hills community in the San Fernando Valley is home to several members of the Kardashian family – including Simmon’s ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner, who is currently with Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker. Celebrities like Drake, Lil Wayne, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, and Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford are known for having homes in the area too.
Simmons’ real estate acquisition will cause the Los Angeles Lakers a buzz as a potential trading destination for the Aussie. The Lakers are looking for a third star to pair up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and Simmons’ depleted worth following his disastrous second-round playoff streak along with his substitute (Rich Paul of Klutch Sports) has fueled speculation that Simmons might try to swing a trade to LA
The Lakers, on the other hand, will have to prioritize their shooting and distance this summer – something GM Rob Pelinka confirmed in exit interviews. Simmons, of course, will not help in this regard.
Ben Simmons has just completed the first season of a five-year contract worth $ 177.2 million. The three-time All-Star averaged 14.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game and made it to First Team All-Defense in 2020-21 despite not hitting a single field goal in the last four fourths of the Sixers tried. Lost seven games against the Atlanta Hawks in the semifinals of the Eastern Conference.
Understandably, Simmons has been spotted even further from Philly in the past few days while having dinner with his alleged girlfriend, British celebrity Maya Jama, in London.