Internet explodes over 'disgusting' Simmons pass

Basketball fans have been left in awe after Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons provided arguably the pass of the season against Toronto.

Much was made about how the Aussie would gel with star 76ers recruit Jimmy Butler but the pair combined beautifully against the high-flying Raptors.

Simmons took the ball up from deep inside his own half of the court, before snaking his way inside three Raptors defenders.

The Aussie was surrounded as he made it to the free-throw line but demonstrated his incredible vision with an audacious no-look, around-the-back pass to Butler.

Simmons’ pass lit up social media. Pic: Getty/ESPN

The defence-splitting pass presented his teammate with an easy two points, with Simmons’ superb pass leaving viewers in a frenzy on social media.

Simmons’ magic wasn’t enough to help contain Toronto’s own superstar recruit Kahwi Leonard, who was on fire in the first half.

The former San Antonio Spur exploded for 21 first half points to help the Eastern Conference leaders take a 53-49 lead at the break.

Leonard finished with a team-high 36 points as the Raptors extended their league-best record to 21-5 courtesy of a 113-102 win.

The 76ers, considered one of the Raptors’ biggest threats in the Eastern Conference, have not won in Toronto for six years.

Simmons fell just short of a triple-double with eight points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and Butler had 38 points and 10 rebounds.

The Raptors have won 21 of their 26 games this season to lead the NBA standings, with the 76ers, third in the Eastern Conference, falling to a 17-win, nine-loss record.

With AAP