Passionate Essendon supporter Ben Simmons is in the running to play in the NBA All-Star Game, and we’re calling on the Bomber faithful to help him get there. 

With 50 per cent of All-Star selection based on fan votes, your vote could help Simmons break new ground as the first ever Australian to achieve one of the NBA’s greatest feats.

The 22-year-old, who’s enjoying a remarkable 2018/19 campaign with the Philadelphia 76ers in just his second season, currently sits fourth among Eastern Conference guards after the second release of fan-vote figures last week, with only the top-two finishers automatically selected.

Born and bred in Melbourne, Simmons has made no secret of his long-standing love for Essendon. 

A talented junior footballer, he quit footy to pursue his NBA dream, taking the league by storm in his debut season to claim the 2017/18 Rookie of the Year award. 

In a recent tweet that had the Essendon faithful in raptures, however, the star NBA playmaker hinted at playing a season for his beloved Bombers “before it’s all done”.

To vote for our Mighty Bomber, simply type ‘Ben Simmons’ in a Google search and click on ‘Vote for Ben Simmons’. Voting closes on January 21.