Earlier this season in the NBA, Philadelphia point forward and All-Star snub Ben Simmons got into an altercation with Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry which resulted in a double ejection of both players from the contest. Although it never got physical, both players made it appear as if they were both down to meet in the tunnel and solve their differences via a good old fashioned rumble.
Even though Simmons and Lowry never escalated their beef past words, it got me thinking; Who would win in a fist fight?
Tale of the Tape:
Ben (I’m your Dad now) Simmons: Height- 6’10, Weight 238, Fighting out of- Melbourne, Australia
Kyle (No I’m not Demar) Lowry: Height-6’0, Weight 205, Fighting out of- The Mean Streets of Philly
I’m not gonna lie, I thought that Lowry was a Blood at first but then after a little research I remembered that he wasn’t. However, his teammate Demar Derozan has been know to rep the set. Now that that has been straightened out and we know that Lowry isn’t really bool like that, we can deduce that his street cred going into the fight is a little diminished. However, being that Lowry was born and raised in “Bird Land” we know that he most certainly has a chance in this fight.
Simmons, on the other hand, was born and raised in Australia. This means that when Kyle Lowry was watching The Fresh Prince and listening to Beanie Sigel, Simmons was in the bush sparring with roo’s. It’s even been said that Simmons has been seen training in the Dagobah System (Southern Australia) with the ghost of Steve Irwin. With his presumed knowledge of both wranglin croc’s coupled with a ten inch height advantage, this one is starting to look ugly.
Although this fight looks terrible on paper, you’ve got to respect Lowry as a vet in the league and for stepping up to the plate to challenge the towering Aussie. That being said I think Simmons wipes the court with Lowry 9 times out of 10.
What do you think? Comment below on who would win and why.