With the NBA draft just a few days away, famous shoe retailer, Foot Locker is already making Ben Simmons a star.
Simmons who’s expected to be taken by either the Philadelphia 76ers or the Los Angeles Lakers appeared in a commercial (watch below) with NBA players, Karl-Anthony Towns from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Devin Booker from the Phoenix Suns and D’Angelo Russell from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Each player provides some advice for Simmons on the challenges that he’ll face as an NBA rookie. Towns and Booker stress the importance of hard work, while Russell asks Simmons if he has a cell phone and when Simmons replies, Russell tosses it out the window. A clear response to the incident that happened this season between teammate Nick Young and Russell involving a certain leaked-video incident.
Simmons has also done another ad with Foot Locker and has already reached a deal with Nike. Not a bad start for the future star.
The NBA draft broadcast is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, with the Philadelphia 76ers starting it off followed by the Los Angeles Lakers.