*”Becoming: Ben Simmons” airs this Sunday, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (3:00p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. The “Becoming” series is executive-produced by LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment.
“Becoming: Ben Simmons” chronicles the inspiring journey of NBA rookie Ben Simmons from his childhood in Australia to becoming the 2016 NBA No. 1 Draft Pick for the Philadelphia 76ers.
The inspiring story chronicling the journey of Australian basketball player Ben Simmons to becoming the 2016 NBA No. 1 Draft Pick for the Philadelphia 76ers, will be featured in the upcoming episode of “Becoming” on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 (3:00p.m., ET/PT) 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” takes kids and families behind the scenes of Ben Simmons’ journey to fulfilling his NBA dreams, 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 the pivotal moments throughout his life, including when Ben convinced his parents to let him attend high school in America in pursuit of his dreams, and how his determination and extraordinary work ethic enabled him to overcome various challenges along the way.
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.
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