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NBA legend reportedly unfollows Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons

The NBA has arguably become the most popular sports league on social media.

Fans love to see what their favorite players are doing, share their opinions, and a lot of league news is also shared on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Recently, NBA Warnings (an account that monitors social media activity around the league) reported that Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has unfollowed Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons.

About NBA Alerts: “πŸ‘€ LeBron James (KingJames) is no longer following @BenSimmons25

In less than four hours, the post received over 7,000 likes and one million impressions.

Many fans reacted to the news.

It is worth noting that James Simmons still follows Instagram.

Additionally, Simmons has not posted anything on his X account since October 23, 2023.

Simmons was the first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by LSU.

He was considered a potential superstar and, ironically, had a very similar playing style to James.

Simmons participated in the NBA All-Star Game in three of his first four seasons and helped the Philadelphia 76ers reach the NBA playoffs three times.

However, he was concerned with Injuries over the past few seasons and has not been able to return to All-Star status since joining the Nets.

January 25, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) runs past Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during a game at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

January 25, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) runs past Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during a game at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Last year, Simmons averaged 6.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game and shot 58.1% from the field.

He only played in 15 games and the Nets missed the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2018.