Ben Simmons whitethorn not person been successful Tokyo to assistance the Boomers assertion history-making bronze, but helium was supporting the squad from afar.
Boomers manager Brian Goorjian revealed however Simmons extended a benignant motion to the squad aft helium opted to beryllium retired the Olympics and instead enactment connected his crippled up of the 2021/22 NBA season.
"Leading successful to the competition, helium was tremendous," Goorjian told Triple M.
"He sent the full coaching unit a beauteous vessel of wine, and each the enactment staff.
"He sent each the squad a acquisition and gave america his champion wishes, and I cognize helium has got a fewer radical he's adjacent to successful (the team).
"He handled himself with people close done it, and yes helium did present and enactment successful interaction with us."
Without Simmons the Boomers made past astatine the 2021 Games with a bronze medal victory, for their archetypal ever podium effect astatine the Olympics.
But they were ne'er acold from Simmons' mind, with the Philadelphia 76ers defender sharing his good wishes pursuing their Tokyo triumph.
"Amazing worldly fellas," Simmons wrote connected his Instagram story.
"Congrats to the full Australian Boomers squad."