KEY POINTS

  • NBA All-Star Ben Simmons surprised his brother Sean Tribe with a brand new car for his birthday
  • Tribe is also Simmons' manager
  • Simmons is averaging 16.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.6 assists this season for the Philadelphia 76ers

Ben Simmons may have missed out on the 2021 NBA All-Star Game due to COVID-19 contact tracing protocols, but the Philadelphia 76ers star was still able to do something pretty great during the All-Star break. 

The fourth-year 76ers star surprised his older brother Sean Tribe with a brand new car for his birthday. Simmons went on IG live and called his big brother up to reveal the awesome gift. 

Ben Simmons IG LIVE Ben Simmons surprised his brother with a brand new car Photo: @bensimmons on Instagram

“You know I love cars...so that’s your car,” Simmons told his brother as he opened the garage door, revealing an all-black Audi SUV. 

“I got you a car, it’s all yours, man,” he continued, leaving his older brother in utter disbelief. 

“Why would you go and do something like that?” Tribe said while wiping tears from his face. 

Simmons went on to show appreciation for all his brother’s efforts. Tribe has served as Simmons’ manager since he was drafted into the NBA in 2016. 

“I appreciate all the hard work you do for me, man. Whenever you’re ready, you can pick this up,” Simmons said. 

Ben Simmons IG Live Ben Simmons got his brother an Audi SUV Photo: @bensimmons on Instagram

Judging from the video, it looks like Simmons got his brother an all-new 2021 Audi Q8, which retails at just under $70,000. Likely, he got the souped-up version, which could cost quite a bit more. 

For someone who signed a five-year, $167-million max contract though, spending over 70-grand on a top-of-the-line car shouldn’t be too big of a problem, especially since it’s for a special person. 

This season, Simmons is putting up solid numbers once again, averaging 16.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.6 assists per game to help the Sixers in clinching the best record in the Eastern Conference. 

Simmons and 76ers teammate Joel Embiid were both selected as All-Stars this season. Unfortunately, the two were exposed to a COVID-19-positive person, leading them to be ruled out for the mid-season exhibition.