“My Boy Got Him a Kardashian Clone”: NBA Twitter Erupts After Shocking News of Ben Simmons’ Engagement

Published 01/01/2022, 8:27 PM EST
May 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) reacts after dunking the ball against the Washington Wizards during the first quarter of game two in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


According to sources, Ben Simmons has secretly gotten engaged to Maya Jama, the British television presenter from BBC. The 76ers’ All-Star guard has not played NBA Basketball since the playoffs ended last season. However, that did not mean his personal life would come to a halt as well. It was reported that Ben Simmons asked Maya to marry him on Christmas but kept that information to himself and his close friends. However, this news became public on New Year’s Eve.

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Therefore, while it shocked some fans to hear this news, most of the fans were happy for the couple.

Apr 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) saves a ball headed out of bounds during the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

The All-Star guard’s partner even reminded fans of a certain celebrity. Ben Simmons has had his share of engaging with the Kardashian family when he was dating Kendall Jenner.

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However, Ben and Kendall have now moved on with their lives. Some true NBA fans are indeed happy for Simmons who hope this growth might help to speed up his return. This is how NBA Twitter reacted to Ben Simmons’ engagement news.

NBA fans have mixed emotions towards Simmons’ engagement news

What does this mean for Ben Simmons?

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According to sources, Ben Simmons and Maya Jama got matching tattoos to mark their love for each other. Moreover, Jama even reportedly agreed to move to the United States from Bristol to live with Simmons.

Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) greets Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) before the start of the game at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Simmons has already lost over $10 million this season just because of NBA’s fines. However, that has not changed his mind over the decision of not playing. Considering that Simmons will now have a wedding to plan, this creates a lot of uncertainty about his professional future. Therefore, this might mean that Ben has no plans to return in the short term.

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However, what it means in the long term remains uncertain. Do you think this personal development will improve Simmons’ chances of returning to NBA basketball? Let us know what you think about it.

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Chaitanya Dadhwal

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Chaitanya Dadhwal is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Even though his journalism is driven by his desire to understand both sides of an argument and give a neutral perspective, he is biased towards Houston Rockets and Arsenal, and he has shown exactly how loyal he can be through tough times. Currently a Law student at Jindal Global Law School, he aims to have his own sports management firm one day and enjoys rap music during his time off.

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