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Bill Simmons is leaving NBA Countdown, launching 'The Grantland Basketball Show'

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Aug 12, 2014.

  1. AstroRocket

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    Pretty sure that's Skip Bayless
     
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    When he enrolled his kids in his old school in Akron in May, he knew, at that point most of them would have been fairly sure.

    At some point, need to stop seeing them as larger than life box cut outs, they're people first and foremost.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ESPN will not replace Simmons on NBA Countdown studio show. It will go with Steele, Rose and Collins. Help me, I'm already falling asleep.</p>&mdash; bob raissman (@nydnraiss) <a href="https://twitter.com/nydnraiss/status/522782439627046912">October 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just announced. Roster for ESPN NBA Countdown (Fri/Sun): <a href="https://twitter.com/sagesteele">@sagesteele</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JalenRose">@JalenRose</a> &amp; Doug Collins; Wed is <a href="https://twitter.com/heydb">@heydb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JalenRose">@JalenRose</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachAvery6">@CoachAvery6</a></p>&mdash; Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jksports/status/522787139193696256">October 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    That will be bad, but bad is what I expect.
     
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    NBA Countdown has waayyy too short of segments to really have that many voices and opinions on it. The show is designed to ask questions like....

    "Can Kobe really make it back to 81 point Kobe??"
    "Is Lebron now a greater player than Jordan??"
    "Is there a New York Rivalry"

    And not really answer any of those questions, but have those questions lead into the game that follows.

    Bill Simmons isn't a "Promote the Showcase" kind of commentator. Its never going to be free flowing hoops discussion like you can have on a podcast.
     
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    The only person that's ever been on NBA countdown & didn't suck as a TV analyst was Stuart Scott.

    Blow it up, bring Scott back & call up Gary Payton, Baron Davis, Battier & Steve Nash.
     
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    That would be sick.

    Constantly off topic, but at least it'd be entertaining.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Grantland Basketball Hour with <a href="https://twitter.com/BillSimmons">@BillSimmons</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/JalenRose">@JalenRose</a> premieres Thursday on ESPN. <a href="http://t.co/QmQexphSWV">http://t.co/QmQexphSWV</a> <a href="http://t.co/gJTcbKfwp6">pic.twitter.com/gJTcbKfwp6</a></p>&mdash; ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/524566459939553280">October 21, 2014</a></blockquote>
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