Lionel James "L-Train" Simmons (born November 14, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former professional basketball player. A 6'7" small forward from La Salle University (where he won the Naismith College Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Award as a senior), he was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the seventh pick of the 1990 NBA Draft. Simmons is third in all-time NCAA career points with 3,217. He trails only Pete Maravich and Freeman Williams. Simmons played seven seasons for the Kings, scoring 5,833 career points until prematurely retiring in 1997 due to chronic injuries.



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Lionel Simmons

Position: F/G


  • Sacramento Kings

Uniform Number: 22

Years in League: 1990-97

Age: debuted at 22

Height: 6'7"

Weight: 210 lbs.

College: LaSalle University

Selection: 7th overall in 1990

Drafted By: Sacramento Kings

NBA Debut: 11/2/1990

Salary: Career - $21,432,400

Date of Birth: November 14, 1968

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA

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