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76ers take LSU's Simmons with the No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Ben Simmons was signing 76ers jerseys and eating cheesesteaks before he was even drafted.

He'll wear a team uniform for real soon enough.

With the great hope he can lift one of the worst franchises in professional sports, the Philadelphia 76ers took Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Simmons, the 6-foot-10, 242-pound forward out of LSU, was the top choice all along for Philly.

Up next, the 76ers went overseas to finish the first round.

The Sixers picked Timothe Luwawu out of France with the 24th overall pick and drafted guard Furkan Korkmaz out of the Turkish league with the 26th pick of the first round. Team president...

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