NBA Star Ben Simmons’ “Rabbi”


The following video of Aussie NBA star Ben Simmons draining shots is going viral. But can you see what might make this Israellycool-worthy?

In case you missed it:

And I am guessing this is the reason for it:

Ben Simmons knows he has to improve his shooting to take the next step. It appears the Sixers star guard is finally taking that to heart.

Simmons was seen working out in Los Angeles with renowned NBA trainer Chris Johnson, a Houston native who wrote a graduate thesis on “emotional intelligence in minority athletes.” Johnson posted a picture on Instagram Wednesday with his arm draped around Simmons. The Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (pictured below) was also part of the group, along with the Blazers’ Seth Curry and the Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins showing up in Johnson’s Instagram story.

I’m a teacher. Some would call it rabbi,” Johnson said. “I’m trying to open the mind of the players to be as great as they possibly can.”

Of course, he is not the first NBA star to have a Rabbi.

Update: It gets better!

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