1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Bill Simmons Podcast : Jalen Green Interview

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jordnnnn, May 24, 2022.

  1. jordnnnn

    jordnnnn Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    9,077
    Likes Received:
    8,089
  2. futilman

    futilman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2020
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    474
    Man, I used to love Bill Simmons. I still like him a little, but in his prime, he was one of the most talented writers ever IMO. Never the best analyst like Zach Lowe, but good enough and waaaay more humorous and creative. Somewhere along the way, that all changed and he might as well be Cowherd. He's clearly just doing this for PR and to keep his vote.
     
  3. MystikArkitect

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    6,643
    Likes Received:
    8,363
    Interesting draft tidbit. Bill asks if brass has asked Jalen what he thinks, he says they have asked about "someone". Proceeds to say there's a clear "Top 3".
     
  4. BHannes2BHonest

    BHannes2BHonest 2 SOLID FOR WEIRD AZZES

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,854
    Likes Received:
    4,741
  5. BonziWellsGOAT

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    4,227
    Likes Received:
    4,040
    That was actually an enjoyable interview. Good listen
     
  6. merrrlo

    merrrlo Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    180
    Same here. Now he even does the Skip Bayless/Stephen A. *long pause* *big sigh* before a crappy take
     
  7. DreamR

    DreamR Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2021
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Unexpected interview to say the least, but glad to get an off-season update and rookie season reflection from JG

    For someone who hates the guy Bill definitely wasn't showing it on the podcast

    Probably sweet talking him so maybe he'll join the Celtics in the future
     
    Fullcourt likes this.
  8. D-rock

    D-rock Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    39,601
    Likes Received:
    61,391
  9. Asian Sensation

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 1999
    Messages:
    17,120
    Likes Received:
    5,967
    Good interview. I don’t think Bill ever hated Jalen Green. Sure the actual words were harsh but he kind of said it in a joking manner when they were all laughing and he probably said it for shock value amongst friends.

    I think the media blew it out of proportion and Rockets/Jalen green fans took way more offense to it than they should have. JG definitely brushed it off like NBD and you can tell Simmons is very sincere in being complimentary of him.
     
    lakersuck2, Kim, harold bingo and 8 others like this.
  10. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 1999
    Messages:
    85,299
    Likes Received:
    31,228
    How you say it is important
     
  11. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    70,094
    Likes Received:
    28,768
    Haha Pause.
     
  12. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    70,094
    Likes Received:
    28,768
    Those media guys just circle jerk all the time, whether it is overhyping some player or discredit some player.

    It's all going to be a pile of nothing in the end. Nihilism.
     
    Zen Tabak likes this.
  13. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    25,682
    Likes Received:
    17,734
    This is definitely what happened. I had listened to the pod in full before I saw the babies on Twitter chop out 5 seconds of it and throw a hissy fit. It was all clearly done in jest, and even in that original pod he went on to say tons of positive stuff about Jalen. But, it is easier to act like a punk and get angry on the internet, so that's what people did.
     
    lakersuck2, Kim, jiggyfly and 6 others like this.
  14. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2018
    Messages:
    2,450
    Likes Received:
    6,807
    Maybe I’m overreacting, but Jalen really sounds more mature. Excited for next season.
     
  15. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Messages:
    51,154
    Likes Received:
    39,031
    Jalen sounds like he's grown about an inch and put on 15 pounds of lean muscle mass -- amazing interview by Bill he's still the best in the business.
     
    ThatBoyNick, jiggyfly, Nook and 4 others like this.
  16. TimDuncanDonaut

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    8,327
    Likes Received:
    16,904
    Celtics currently have one of the better roster construction out there. It's not only blueprint, but a pretty good one.

    That said not a huge fan of Simmons. Man is also using Jalen for content and some podcast ratings. ...still an interesting listen.
     
    #16 TimDuncanDonaut, May 24, 2022
    Last edited: May 24, 2022
    don grahamleone likes this.
  17. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2002
    Messages:
    51,154
    Likes Received:
    39,031
    Interesting content and good ratings are the goal of all interviews.
     
  18. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2018
    Messages:
    2,450
    Likes Received:
    6,807
    You can tell in the bass of his voice. Been doing some vocal cord squats.
     
    Patience, ThatBoyNick, Bo6 and 3 others like this.
  19. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    25,682
    Likes Received:
    17,734
    "Lean muscle" is that new catchphrase that all the players are using now. I'm just so thankful they got away from that fat muscle.
     
  20. Verbal Christ

    Verbal Christ Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    10,278
    Likes Received:
    14,664
    Bill Simmons is still a douchebag. He's just doing damage control.

    Jalen doing his best pro player persona. Dont hold a grudge and brush those haters off your shoulders. I like it. Shows maturity.

    His ball comments were exciting. He's the most electric player from that draft and talking about working on specific skill sets is great to hear. Self awareness and that desire to be better. What more could you ask for from your face of the franchise superstar? This story is going to be awesome to see play out over the next decade.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now