Australian LEGEND Ben Simmons is doing all Aussies everywhere proud by opening the 2018-19 NBA season. His team, the Philadelphia 76ers are set to feature in the season opener against the Boston Celtics.

It’s all about to go down October 16th, with the season-opening game a replay of last season’s Eastern Conference semifinal matchup.

Another homegrown hero Aron Baynes who plays for the Celtics will also be on show during the first game.

The opener is always reserved for the premium games that the league bosses decide, so this is an honour for our two Aussie NBA stars.

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