The future of 76ers superstar Ben Simmons is a mystery that NBA fans will have to patiently watch over the coming weeks and months.
The 25-year-old All-Star requested a business deal from Philadelphia with four years remaining on his five-year, $170 million contract. It’s a rare request for a player in his position and one that puts the Sixers in a unique predicament to try to make up for the value of their wayward keeper, or otherwise persuade him to buy back into the team’s collective championship goals.
From the looks of it, Simmons seemed serious about skipping town. Earlier this month, he He registered his apartment at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia for $3.1 million, and he put it last week A mansion in Moorestown, New Jersey’s Market for $4.99 million. During the summer, he Buying a luxury home worth $17.5 million In the gated community of Hidden Hills in Los Angeles.
Simmons realtor, Juliette Cordero, shared 10 photos of the stately Moorestown home on her Instagram page.
The Moorestown home, built in 2019, has five bedrooms and six bathrooms and is located on a 1.78-acre estate at 9 Miller Ct. in the town of Burlington County.
The Simmons home was designed by Philadelphia-based firm Widell and Boschetti, which used a black and white color scheme with an open room concept, according to Architectural Digest. It features a wine wall, a formal dining room, and wet and dry bars. The large basement includes an aquarium, a private game room, and a dedicated dessert room.
In the game room, Simmons hung a neon “Simmo the Savage” sign in reference to the gaming avatar. As a member of FaZe Clan. It’s also fitting, given his separate relationship with The Sixers, that his home is not far from the former Moorestown residence where Terrell Owens was famous for sitting in his driveway during his fallout with the Eagles.
“Simmo the Savage” in neon green Ben Simmons Moorestown home is on sale this afternoon for $5 million. Ben Simmons’ house just a block across the street was where Terrell Owens lived when he was brought home from training camp and then worked in front of the media. Tweet embed pic.twitter.com/MTUaRfmqDP
– Steve Kelly (@KeeleyFox29) October 20 2021
Last year, Simmons gave SLAM magazine a tour of their basement, which was clearly his personal hideout on the property.
The exterior of the property includes a dog area, children’s play area, and a large walkway with basketball net.
Simmons missed the opening win of the Sixers season after being One game suspended Bad behavior for the team. He reportedly indicated his willingness to return to the court for the Sixers, but told the team this week that I’m not mentally ready yet to go back.
As for his commercial request, basketball operations chief Daryl Morey said the Sixers are too Ready to take out the position For the remaining four years of Simmons’ contract if they can’t trade him for a star-level player.
If that’s how it looks, Simmons may need to find a new pillow in the Philadelphia area sooner rather than later.