It’s understandable why young, dumb fans would gravitate towards Chris Andersen. It’s the same reason I liked Dennis Rodman when I was a young, dumb fan. He’s a colorful, semi-rebellious player who is very comfortable in the background of a more star-studded team. However, it seems as though Chris Andersen is not the jackass that […]
Bill Simmons of ESPN dropped a bombshell on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers reporting that the sale price may reach $2 billion. "Hearing the basement for a Clippers offer now starts at $1.8 billion," Simmons wrote on Twitter. "There...Show More Summary
NBA teams consider Kansas 7-footer Joel Embiid the best player in the 2014 NBA Draft by a wide margin, ESPN's Bill Simmons reports. Andrew Wiggins, Embiid's teammate at Kansas, has long been the consensus No. 1 player in the draft. But...Show More Summary
At the half during last night's Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers game, ESPN multiplatform presence Bill Simmons offered up a remarkable theory to explain why LeBron James came out slowly in the game. James, he speculated, may have been distracted by the results of the NBA draft lottery, in which his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, secured the first pick. Read more...
Followers of the NBA Draft have noticed a weird trend over the last four years. For some inexplicable fluke of chance, the Cleveland Cavaliers have won the first pick in the draft lottery each of the last two years, and three out of the last four years—this after winning the top spot in the 2014 NBA Draft […]
Hakeem probably looked to him for all sorts of guidance.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery and will have the top pick in the NBA Draft for the second year in a row and for the the third time in four years. One person who was clearly not happy was ESPN's Bill Simmons who was watching from the Eastern Conference Finals in Indianapolis. Show More Summary
ESPN’s NBA Draft Lottery coverage on Tuesday night coincided with its broadcast of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, which meant viewers got draft analysis from Bill Simmons, Doug Collins and Jalen Rose. Before the lottery took place, Rose went on an impassioned rant against the […]
Jon Hamm plays in a fantasy football league with ESPN guru Bill Simmons and Jimmy Kimmel's cousin, Sal Iacono. But one year, he explained on Tuesday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!
It’s hard out there in the streets.
Bill Simmons has recollections of the controversial Donald Sterling, including a memorable airplane flight. [HT: Instapundit]
MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS, BUT IT CAN BUY PRAISE: “Not Too Long Ago, The LA Times Lavished Praise on Don Sterling,” Larry Elder notes. Related: “Bill Simmons has great column about what it was like to travel on a plane one seat behind Donald Sterling. In this short moment in time, you can really get [...]
Rob Tannenbaum’s big Rolling Stone profile of Bill Simmons (and the extra quotes Deadspin published later) is an interesting read on a lot of levels. It has plenty of insight into how Simmons got to where he is today, and it also illustrates Simmons’ personality and approach. Perhaps the most notable element of the profile, […]
ESPN's Bill Simmons thinks the Los Angeles Clippers will sell for no less than $1.5 billion. "My gut feeling: $1.75 billion. And that might be low," he wrote in his column about the ousting of Donald Sterling on Thursday. That'd be three-times as much as the $575 million that Forbes says the team is worth. Show More Summary
Grantland's Bill Simmons, a Los Angeles Clippers season ticket holder, wrote a big column on the Donald Sterling racism scandal. The whole thing is worth reading, but the best part is when Simmons tells a story about sitting one row behind Sterling on a flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio last summer. Show More Summary
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Adopted Clippers fan Bill Simmons has filed his long-awaited Donald Sterling column for Grantland, and the most interesting part is a story about a plane ride spent sitting behind the Clippers owner. In the past few days, the Sterling...Show More Summary
I went to a Clippers game with Bill Simmons, heard him explain why other players don't like Blake Griffin, and joined him in making fun of a pre-shitstorm Donald Sterling, who sat, inert, across the court from us. ("Maybe it's like a...Show More Summary
Take a deep breath and step back from the ledge. Unless there's a major blind side that has yet to come, your Milwaukee Bucks are staying in town. At the beginning of the month, ESPN's Bill Simmons was the first to speculate that Herb...Show More Summary