Players from Devin Booker to Giannis Antetokounmpo have used Bryant’s words of wisdom to improve their own games, and Philadelphia 76ers All-Star forward Ben Simmons needs to do the same.
During an interview with the Herald Sun in 2019, Bryant gave an honest – and accurate – answer when asked what Simmons needs to do to take his game to the next level. He’s an elite passer, a solid rebounder, and arguably the most versatile defender in the entire NBA. But, he’ll never reach his ceiling as a player, and the Sixers will never reach their ceiling as a team, if Simmons doesn’t at least try to expand his game on the offensive end. Simmons is still just 24 years old, and likely still several years away from his prime as a player.