Ben Simmons
Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons holds the ball during a pre-game shootaround.


  • The Olympia building boasts 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities
  • Simmons' 5,000-square-foot residence has a five-bedroom and three-bedroom combo
  • Amenities in the building include a regulation-size tennis court, pools and many more

Australian point guard Ben Simmons, who will soon make his debut with the Brooklyn Nets, is about to purchase a residence in the affluent Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn, according to reports.

The three-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star is looking at purchasing two units at the Olympia, a 33-story luxury tower at 30 Front St., for $13 million, according to the New York Post.

Simmons' 5,000-square-foot residence includes 325 square feet of outdoor space and a five-bedroom and three-bedroom combo, sitting on a high floor.

The building boasts 38,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a regulation-size tennis court overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.

It also has two pools (indoor and outdoor), treatment rooms and a two-lane bowling alley.

Other amenities include a gym with a juice bar, a spin studio, workout rooms, a boxing gym, private locker rooms, a maritime-themed children's playroom and a game lounge.

Tennis star Naomi Osaka, who was house-hunting earlier this month, also considered purchasing a unit at the Olympia, according to reports.

During the 2021-22 season, the Philadelphia 76ers traded the 26-year-old Simmons to the Brooklyn Nets.

The former No. 1 overall pick of the 2016 draft has not played since June 2021 due to physical and mental health concerns. He has reportedly sustained a back injury during his initial ramp-up after being acquired by the Nets.

The NBA star likes to invest his money in real estate. Although he found a new home in Brooklyn, he is vocal about his love for Philadelphia. In "The Old Man and the Three" podcast, he said he owns real estate properties in Philadelphia.

"Philly is obviously a sports city. My experience playing there was incredible. For the most part, it was incredible. I had a great time. The fans were unbelievable. I still have an apartment there, so I do own some real estate in Philadelphia still. So I feel like I'm part of Philly still," Simmons said.

"Being in Brooklyn now, it's completely different. It's a different experience for me. I value that time I spent in Philly," he added.

Simmons is getting ready to face a challenging 2022-23 NBA season.

Ben Simmons of the Brooklyn Nets speaks with Patty Mills
Ben Simmons of the Brooklyn Nets speaks with Patty Mills Getty Images | Steven Ryan