Sixers star Ben Simmons entered the world of gossip media when he began dating Kendall Jenner. But despite breaking up back in May after dating for a year, Simmons’ name has lingered in the tabloids.
During a recent trip to Australia, media reports swirled after Simmons was spotted spending time with Australian glamour model Talia Richman. Simmons also drew headlines after claiming he was racially discriminated against by an Australian casino, which the casino denies.
Earlier this week, Simmons was once again in the headlines, this time linked to Larsa Pippen, who starred in the short-lived The Real Housewives of Miami and is the estranged wife of Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen.
Larsa also happens to be a close friend of the Kardashian family, so when she and Simmons were reportedly entering and leaving The Highlight Room in Hollywood around the same time on Monday night, rumors began to link the two romantically.
Gossip website MTO News claimed the two spent most of the night talking with each other, but Pippen denied ever seeing him at the party in an Instagram post where she also shot down rumors the two were now dating.
“I never even saw him, let alone left with him,” Larsa wrote. “He dated my BFF’s sister and I would never.”
According to TMZ, Pippen appeared to be referencing Kardashian friend Jordyn Woods, who allegedly cheated with Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson while he was in a relationship with Khloé Kardashian, leading the two to split up.
Anyway, here’s a new video of Simmons working on his jump shot. The Sixers season starts on Oct. 23 against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center.