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Nation's No. 1 basketball recruit: "I don't need to be paid anything."

Ben Simmons

In case you don't keep up with hoops recruiting, LSU signed the nation's No. 1 prospect in Ben Simmons. Take a few seconds and catch your breath.

Everyone good?

Judging by the LSU polo and LSU background he's sitting in front of in the picture you see below, Simmons has already reported to Baton Rouge. And in light of upcoming cost of attendance scholarships and NLI (name, image, likeness) stipends, local CBS affiliate WAFB found Simmons' thoughts run counter to most.

That's certainly a view that runs counter to the prevailing thought these days.