Ben Simmons leaves game with leg injury

The first pick in the 2016 NBA Draft played in his first summer league game on Monday night, and ironically, Ben Simmons faced off against third-overall-pick Jaylen Brown.

Simmons shined and made a few highlight-reel plays (see below) but was forced to leave the game with about four minutes remaining due to what looked to be a leg injury. Here’s how it happened.

Luckily, it seems as if it was just a cramp, which is normal for a summer league game, when guys aren’t used to playing.

And that aforementioned highlight-reel play? Check out this sick, no-look, over-the-shoulder dime for an easy bucket.

So there you have it: Simmons’ first injury and sick dime, in the same blog post.

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