“My Boy Winning”: NBA Twitter Melts Down as Ben Simmons Engaged to British TV Host

Published 01/01/2022, 2:10 PM EST


The Ben Simmons saga was the biggest talking point of the summer. Simmons demanded a trade earlier last August, but the 76ers were adamant in getting an equally good player in return. That has led to a long standoff between the  76ers and Simmons. However, with so much going on with his career, Simmons has got engaged.

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According to the Sun, 76ers star Ben Simmons and famous TV host Maya Jama are engaged secretly. Maya Jama is a 27-year-old TV host who has co-presented BBC One’s ‘Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer’ and ‘Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star’.

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The couple almost made their relationship official last summer itself when they were pictured kissing at Wimbledon. According to a source from the Sun, ‘Ben adores Maya and has fallen head over heels for her. He picked up the ring on Jewelers’ Row in the diamond district of Philadelphia the day before he proposed.’

Finally, the couple is engaged. However, NBA Twitter had different plans, and they came out with some hilarious reactions to the news.

NBA Twitter reacts to Ben Simmons and Maya Jama’s engagement news

The news of Simmons’ engagement quickly went viral on social media. NBA Twitter was quick to react to the reports. Following are some of the best reactions of the same.

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Ben Simmons previously dated Kendall Jenner. However, the pair split up in May 2019 with the saying that their relationship had ‘ran its course’. However, Kendall is currently dating another NBA superstar, Devin Booker. Simmons, on the other side, has been very close to Maya in the past year.

“He chose the ring himself and felt he knew exactly what she would want. Maya said yes and they’re both thrilled,” the source added.

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Ben Simmons and Maya are having a good time together and reportedly spent the Christman together. Maya is a People’S Choice Award winner for the best-dressed star in the UK & Ireland in 2019. She has also hosted the 2020 EE BAFTA red carpet. It’s good to see Simmons finally having a good time with his partner. We wish them all the best.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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