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Finally, our long national nightmare is over! ESPN’s Bill Simmons and former Celtics (now Clippers) head coach Doc Rivers went at each other last week — both on air and in the Twittersphere — over Simmons’ relentless accusations that Rivers quit on the Celtics. The feud reached its apex Friday when Simmons called out Rivers (using his first name, Glenn) over false claims that he’d essentially helped usher Rivers out of Boston.
On Monday’s BS Report, Simmons revealed that he and Doc talked for 45 minutes Friday night, and squashed their silly little beef. So, who played the role of Tom Cruise in the Cousin Sal/Jeff Ross saga? The one and only Michael Wilbon!
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It’s been a little over a week since Doc Rivers forced his way out of Boston.
Scouring the internet, it isn’t hard to find fans and media alike singing the praises of Doc. Many claim his time was up and that he had every right to move on. Some even see him as the savior of a storied franchise that had been tarnished and dragged through the mud for over two decades.
Let’s start with the most pertinent piece of information: Bill Simmons is employed by ESPN.
On Tuesday, the Wimbledon women’s semifinals were set — with names that most casual sports fans have never heard of. Well, Simmons would like you to know that he’s not tennis-ignorant, and advises that you watch the rest of the matches on TV.
However, it’s a matter of what television...
Yet another surprise in an eventful NBA off season.
If you haven’t heard, the Clippers pulled off a three-team trade with the Suns and Bucks that netted them J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley. Most analysts view this as a great deal for the Clippers.
It appears Doc Rivers was instrumental in luring Redick to Los Angeles.
Oh Doc, you’re one sexy beast.
I hope J.J. left a tip on the nightstand.
Doc Rivers knows what it’s like to be an NBA point guard. Perhaps that is why he is so patient with them, which is a good thing. Patience is a virtue Rivers will need with the Clippers.
In one of the overlooked aspects of the coach’s move west, Rivers traded one mercurial point guard, Rajon Rondo, for another, Chris Paul. Rivers went to great lengths to convince people that his...
On the day he was officially hired as the Clippers' new head coach, Doc Rivers insisted he was content with the team he inherited. But he also knew it was subject to change.
The Clippers had needs, and Tuesday they appeared to solve two of them.
They had to deal away their most valuable trade chip in dynamic point guard Eric Bledsoe, but that's the cost of doing business...
The 2013 Wimbledon Championships have featured a number of unexpected upsets on the ladies’ singles side. The semifinal matches have been set, with 15th-seeded Marion Bartoli awaiting her Thursday meeting with 20th-seeded Kristen Flipkens and 23rd-seeded Sabine Lisicki pitted against No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska. The big names are lacking. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki [...]
Bill Simmons has had the Midas touch during his ESPN tenure but his standoff with Doc Rivers showed a potential unintended consequence that may plague ESPN long after his departure.
In the past week, the Boston Celtics have experienced an overwhelming amount of changes. Doc Rivers was formally introduced as the Los Angeles Clippers head coach and Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Jason Terry were all traded to the Brooklyn Nets. It’s a lot to digest but when the deal to Brooklyn officially goes through [...]
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Mark and McNeill talked about the NBA Draft, Canada Basketball, the big trade between Boston and Brooklyn, Bill Simmons and Doc Rivers, free agency and some possible trades.