Ben Simmons talks on Philadelphia fans, his defensive mentality and his admiration for LeBron James

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The Philadelphia 76ers are quite the force, when Ben Simmons is on the floor running plays on offense and defense. Simmons talked about the Philly fans, his defensive ability and the way he look-up to LeBron James from the start of his basketball career.

Simmons, a two-time All-Star, pointed out the importance of defense, saying many players can score the ball, but not everyone can be effective in the defensive end.

At the same time, he referred to his relationship with James, who played an important role for him during his high-school and college years.