Found February 19, 2014 on The Victory Formation:

Bill Simmons, once a champion of sports fandom, has since gone on to jump the most precocious of sharks. To many, his message has delved into repetition and annoyance. Like many writers, he’s become stigmatized by the narrative. Lucky for us, Kevin Durant isn’t picking up what Simmons is putting doww. In an interview over […]Continue reading...

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