Ben Simmons worked out with LeBron James in Los Angeles

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LeBron James is the undoubted superstar of the NBA, taking on the mantle from Michael Jordan in the 2000s. But following the Cleveland Cavaliers stars, there is yet to be a player to really step up and be the new kid on the block.

New Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons has been touted as the player to dominate the league in the next 10-20 years.

After one season with LSU, the forward is preparing for his first NBA game in October as the Eastern Conference franchise welcome Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Wells Fargo Center.

We caught of glimpse of what he can do during the Las Vegas Summer League, but ahead of that big day, the Australian native has been fine-tuning his skills.

That involves working out with the current 'King' of the NBA. The 20-year-old is signed to James' agency Klutch Sports and the duo linked up to go through some drills.


Despite the early comparisons with James, Simmons' classmates have surprisingly underrated him. In the rookie survey, it was Minnesota Timberwolves new boy Kris Dunn who was voted the most likely to be named Rookie of the Year at the end of the season.

The Sixers talent even fell behind L.A. Lakers forward Brandon Ingram as he gained 19.4 percent of the vote.

2016 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

In terms of the best career, he was tied for fourth alongside Dragan Bender, Jaylen Brown and Jamal Murray - falling lower than Dunn, Ingram and Buddy Hield.

If Simmons didn't have the motivation, the people writing him off should be the fuel for his fire.

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