Found December 07, 2011 on Celtics Life:
Bill Simmons will always be connected to Boston since before he was "The Sports Guy" he was "The Boston Sports Guy." Since moving to Los Angeles, he has received criticism in Boston for becoming less of a Boston sports fan. His columns are almost always entertaining, so I was reading his "Where the hell is Chris Paul going?" piece today and I noticed an interesting line early on. It's hard to take every "report" seriously because we're currently living in a world in which people spent an entire day on ESPN arguing about whether or not the Lakers could get Chris Paul AND Dwight Howard. Wait, they'd have to give up Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum for Howard (and Hedo Turkoglu's contract),1 and they'd have to give up Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Paul (and Emeka Okafor). Did you notice that Andrew Bynum was in both scenarios? This is why it's impossible for them to get Howard AND Paul (no matter how many ESPN shows are prete...
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