Last week, a shocking tragedy occurred in New Zealand as a man walked into two mosques in Christchurch and killed 49 people while injuring dozens more. After the incident, an Australian politician by the name of Fraser Anning released a statement blaming Muslims for the shooting. During a press conference in which Anning was speaking to the media, a teenager crept up behind him and smashed an egg on his head. Anning turned around and punched the teenager who was then arrested and freed without charge. That’s how the legend of “Egg Boy” was born and on Tuesday night, Ben Simmons paid respects to the young man.
The Philadelphia 76ers star is from Melbourne so his ties to “Egg Boy” are cemented in pride for his country and his people. Simmons dawned a pair of yellow Nike’s with “Egg Boy” written on the side. Perhaps it proved to be a good luck charm as the 76ers went on to beat the Charlotte Hornets by a score of 118-114.