Scott Brooks likens Ben Simmons to LeBron James

Scott Brooks likens Ben Simmons to LeBron James

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Scott Brooks likens Ben Simmons to LeBron James

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Wizards head coach Scott Brooks thinks extremely high of Ben Simmons, much more so than even others around the league.

It’s agreed that Simmons has a high ceiling, but to compare him to LeBron James is a bit much.

Still, that’s exactly what Brooks did, ahead of Thursday’s matchup at Capital One Arena. He began by defending Simmons’ three-point shooting woes — remember, he’s made only one during the entirety of his career — and then went on to say he’s “as close” to LBJ as any player in the NBA.

That hot take is an example of being a prisoner of the moment.

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