It's been hours since we've witnessed Ben Simmons' playoffs debut. His performance, along with that of his Philadelphia 76ers teammates, still seems like a jolt from the future. Simmons, Australia’s millennial sporting prodigy, was always destined for greatness. To see it this early in his professional career is a striking realisation of what hopefully awaits Simmons in the days ahead. His playoff debut brought a near triple-double – 17 points, 14 assists and 9 rebounds, a stat line that has never before been accomplished by an NBA rookie - and a resounding victory for a 76ers franchise that is still processing its rise into the championship conversation.