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Will Stephen A. Smith Be Bill Simmons Replacement on NBA Countdown?

Last week it was announced that ESPN is giving Bill Simmons his own basketball show and he would be leaving ESPN’s “NBA countdown.” The spin was that this was Simmons idea, but the “New York Daily News” is saying he was booted because of a power struggle with Sage Steele. It’s not a secret that the “World Wide Leader” has struggled with NBA Countdown since it’s...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith May Replace Bill Simmons on NBA Countdown

I don’t know why they just don’t stick Stephen A. and Skip on NBA Countdown, because everything they have done in the past has failed. Oh and this nugget from the NY Daily News says Bill Simmons didn’t want to leave NBA Countdown he was basically kicked off the show for being a baby. The real headline here should have been this: Simmons loses power struggle to Sage Steele....
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Stomps His Feet Hard Enough to Get His Own TV Show

Well, this came over yesterday. ESPN has announced that the smarmy Bill Simmons, a.k.a. Captain Blowhard, will host his own NBA-themed show called “The Bill Simmons Ego Trip” “The Grantland Basketball Show.” This means that Simmons who never liked being on NBA Countdown and pouted over air time during the NBA Finals back in June, will leave the show so he can fill “The...
Via Fang's Bites
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Bill Simmons Uses Instagram to Take Shot at Bleacher Report

Bill Simmons isn’t afraid to speak his mind, whether he’s anchoring ESPN’s NBA Draft coverage or just wasting time on Twitter. In this particular instance, Simmons took to Instagram to fire a shot at Bleacher Report for featuring a Grantland article on it’s site. Simmons threw this picture up on Instagram with the caption, “Another day of hard work producing content at...
Via Standing O Sports
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Before Clippers Pick: “They’re drafting V. Stiviano Here”

Bill Simmons has been all over social media Thursday night for some of his actions during the 2014 NBA Draft.   Simmons let one slip before Adam Silver introduced the Clippers first round pick. If you pay attention, you can hear Simmons saying the Clippers are drafting V. Stiviano right here. H/T MichaelS
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Was Not Happy About The Hornets Trading Shabazz Napier To The Heat

In what I’m sure was some crazy coincidence, the Miami Heat managed to acquire LeBron James’ favorite player in this year’s draft class in Shabazz Napier. Napier was selected by the Charlotte Hornets at No. 24 overall but then traded to the Heat, much to the dismay of Bill Simmons. After getting caught fist pumping the Celtics’ selection of James Young earlier in the night...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Caught Fist Pumping Celtics Selection Of James Young

Bill Simmons has never been one to hide his bias as a Boston Celtics fan, but at least he tried to on Thursday night when the C’s selected James Young with the 17th overall pick. Unfortunately for Bill, ESPN’s cameras cut to him a little too soon and caught him in the middle of a fist pump. He seemed to be quite embarrassed and caught off guard, later saying “I’m so mad that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons asks fortune telling machine about Kevin Love going to Celtics

There might not be a bigger Boston Celtics fan than ESPN’s Bill Simmons and with rumors that Kevin Love might want to be traded to Boston, I have a sinking suspicion that he would be overjoyed by that fact. Simmons while on the road for the NBA Finals ran into a Zoltar Fortune Telling machine and decided to ask the machine if Kevin Love was going to the Celtics. The machine’s...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons Salty About His Lack of Speaking Time on TV (Video)

It’s no secret, ESPN’s NBA Coutdown crew doesn’t hold a candle to TNT, but challenging each other on the set in a rude way is unacceptable and shows just how incompatible this crew is. LOL RT @cjzero: Bill Simmons says “Do I get to speak now?” and Sage Steele just shakes her head (h/t @SBN_Ricky) https://t.co/AKDyVbBNRe — Robert Littal (@BlkSportsOnline) June 13, 2014...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons offers "the most logical offer" for Kevin Love

Our most famous non-Wahlberg Celtics Super Fan Bill Simmons spoke about the state of the Celtics in his NBA related mailbag. It should come as no shock that securing the most sought after player in the NBA right now is going to be challenging. Danny Ainge has amassed 17 picks over the next few seasons and a team full of assets to pull off some big time moves, so even if the asking...
Via Celtics Life
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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