76ers Co-Owner: Kendall Jenner Has Been a 'Great Influence' on Ben Simmons

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Kendall Jenner looks at Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Wells Fargo Center on November 23, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Keeping Up With Kendall Jenner has been a "great influence" on Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons.

At least in the opinion of 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin.

Scott Davis of Business Insider asked Rubin what he thought about Philadelphia fans signing a petition in an effort to keep Jenner away from games. He responded by complimenting the model and television personality:

"I think it's ridiculous. I think Kendall's awesome. I've spent a bunch of time with her. I was with Kendall a few days ago and Kendall insisted on going home and getting a good night's sleep when Ben wanted to stay out for a late dinner. So, Kendall's been a great influence on him, and we've won every game she's been at but one so far."

Callie Ahlgrim of Business Insider reported in November nearly 10,000 people signed the petition.

Some Philadelphia fans may not want her around the team, but Rubin is apparently a supporter of his team's point guard spending more time with her.

Related

    76ers Are Too Smart to Even Consider Trading Simmons

    Philadelphia 76ers logo
    Philadelphia 76ers

    76ers Are Too Smart to Even Consider Trading Simmons

    Section 215
    via Section 215

    Latest All-Defensive Honor Reinforces Embiid's Elite Impact

    Philadelphia 76ers logo
    Philadelphia 76ers

    Latest All-Defensive Honor Reinforces Embiid's Elite Impact

    Philadelphia 76ers
    via Philadelphia 76ers

    3 Free Agent Options at Point Guard

    Philadelphia 76ers logo
    Philadelphia 76ers

    3 Free Agent Options at Point Guard

    The Sixer Sense
    via The Sixer Sense

    5 Options for Pick No. 24 in 2019 NBA Draft

    Philadelphia 76ers logo
    Philadelphia 76ers

    5 Options for Pick No. 24 in 2019 NBA Draft

    Hoops Habit
    via Hoops Habit