Once upon a time, Jonathon Simmons spent $150 on a D-League tryout with the Austin Spurs.
That story is pretty well documented to the point of exhaustion.
Either way, the story is still incredible nonetheless.
Simmons spent a full two years in Austin before getting picked up by the San Antonio Spurs in the midst of NBA Summer League.
Now in his second full season with San Antonio, Simmons continues to toil under the tutelage of head coach Gregg Popovich as his NBA career earns him more praise and recognition by the day.
In his 61 games with the silver and black, Simmons is averaging 6.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in his role off the bench behind starters Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard.
Check out the D-League feature on Simmons above and stay tuned to our sister site, Project Spurs, for more features and news on Jonathon Simmons and the rest of the San Antonio Spurs.