It’s nice to see familiar faces come across my email. Ben Simmons went to a local high school with my daughters . We watched Ben come arrive from Austraila and quickly cause a stir in the basketball world.
Becoming: Ben Simmons
When Disney XD sent me a press release about a show focusing on Ben, of course, I wanted to share. He’s taken his talent and dreams to the professional level and he has a story worth sharing.
“Becoming: Ben Simmons”
The inspiring story chronicling the journey of Australian basketball player Ben Simmons to becoming the No. 1 2016 NBA Draft pick for the Philadelphia 76ers, was featured in the episode of “Becoming” on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 on Disney XD. The “Becoming” series, from the producers of ESPN Films’ Peabody and Emmy-Award winning “30 for 30” series and executive-produced by LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment, provides young viewers with an inside look at the challenges and triumphs of some of their favorite sports stars.
“Becoming: Ben Simmons” delivers a behind the scenes look of Ben Simmons’ journey to becoming the No.1 overall 2106 NBA Draft pick, including rarely seen footage from Ben’s childhood, the youngest of six children, growing up in Melbourne, Australia. Viewers will also hear from Ben, his mother and father, his siblings and former coaches, as they share candid memories and pivotal moments throughout his life, including when Ben convinced his parents to let him attend high school in America, and how he handled the scrutiny he faced in college at LSU. Kids and families will see first-hand how Ben’s drive, determination and extraordinary work ethic enabled him to overcome various challenges along the way to fulfilling his NBA dreams.
Previous episodes of “Becoming” have featured NBA greats LeBron James, Chris Paul and Henrik Lundqvis, and soccer star Alex Morgan. In addition to LeBron James, Maverick Carter of SpringHill Entertainment, Libby Geist, Erin Leyden and Connor Schell (ESPN Films) also serve as executive producers on the series. It is a production of ESPN Films and SpringHill Entertainment.
If you missed the episode that aired on the 20th, it’s not too late to check it out. You can watch it online right now!
Becoming on Disney XD – check for listings and air times.