Philadelphia 76ers point-forward Ben Simmons says one of his favorite NBA Christmas Day memories is when LeBron James and Dwyane Wade put on a show against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center back in 2013.
The Miami Heat were in Los Angeles taking on the Lakers, and LeBron James and Dwyane Wade teamed up for two insane dunks in transition that had the crowd at Staples Center buzzing.
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That second dunk from James is just ridiculous. To catch it with your left hand, duck your head and dunk it without seeing the rim is something The King made look way too easy.
Ben Simmons and James are very close since they share the same agent. Simmons is often compared to LeBron since he fills up the stat sheet in a similar way James does. Sixers fans are hoping the reigning Rookie of the Year will have some special highlights in Boston on Christmas Day when Philly takes on Kyrie Irving and the Celtics at the TD Garden.
In 33 games for the Sixers this season, Simmons is averaging 16.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 7.9 assists while shooting 58.5 percent from the field. The lefty has 22 double-doubles and four triple-doubles already.
The Sixers are in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 22-12 record.