The NBA's future East-West rivalry is here, …

Thank goodness for Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell. The 2017/18 season saw the rise of two of the most dynamic rookies to ever grace the NBA hardwood. It is difficult to remember a time when the question of Rookie of the Year was so hotly debated and polarising. Yet, here we are, after the closing ceremony of the 2017/18 NBA season with our answer. As Ben Simmons walked up to the stage to collect his award, acknowledging the journey that led to this moment, the question seemed to be answered. Yet, if anything, the announcement of Simmons as Rookie of the Year has created the stage for a basketball rivalry that could set the NBA on fire.

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