“He’s an NBA all-star, not many can achieve that,” Nick Kyrgios shows support for out-of-form Australian basketball player Ben Simmons


“He’s an NBA all-star, not many can achieve that,” Nick Kyrgios shows support for out-of-form Australian basketball player Ben Simmons

Nick Kyrgios (L) and Ben Simmons (R)

Australia’s No.1 singles player Nick Kyrgios, who is also a basketball and NBA fan, never shies away from expressing his opinions or feelings in public.

Recently, this year’s Wimbledon finalist showed his support for Australian NBA star Ben Simmons, who has faced flak for his performances while playing in the point guard/small forward position for the Brooklyn Nets this season, especially in a game against the Dallas Mavericks.

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“He had such success at the start of his career. He’s an NBA All star not many players can say that,” said Kyrgios.

“With those accolades comes an enormous amount of responsibility and pressure, and I can only imagine what he is going through,“ Kyrgios added.

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Nick Kyrgios is also supporting Novak Djokovic for a possible 2023 Australian Open return

Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic at the finals of Wimbledon 2022
Nick Kyrgios and Novak Djokovic at the finals of Wimbledon 2022

Kyrgios recently once again started the ‘bromance’ with 2022 Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic by supporting him in his fight to return to Australia, where he is debarred from entering for three years as a result of a lengthy deportation court battle this year.

Djokovic, who had entered Australia early this year claiming he had a medical exemption to compete in 2022 Australian Open despite not being vaccinated for COVID-19, was later deported. Interestingly, Kyrgios had supported the Serbian former World No.1 back then even when many other players had taken a neutral or opposite stance.

“I really hope he (Djokovic) is here for the sport, we want to see the best players in the world, me being a competitor, I want to see Novak there. He is some of the reason I play, hopefully, he is there,” said Kyrgios, who received a lot of flak in his country for supporting Djokovic earlier this year.

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“He has had a rough run in the last 9 months and not being able to play here but play there and not play there, hopefully, Australia welcomes him with open arms this time,” Kyrgios added.

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