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Simmons is leaving ESPN

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by hoopster325, May 8, 2015.

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  1. Rocket2008

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    Simmons was at least bold and brave, with us possibly in the WCF, it would've been fun having him maybe appear in the studio. Jalen Rose and that black b**** are utter ****, LA homers and will hang on the Warriors ball sack all series long, regardless of what we do. That old white dude who's name I will never utter for how he applauded Fisher on levelling Scola is actually decent.
     
  2. Yung-T

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    Someone wants to feel the ban hammer.
     
  3. J.R.

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    lulz

    Sage Steele, Jalen Rose & Doug Collins?
     
  4. delta69er

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    What was the last controversial thing that Simmons did? Maybe that's why he got axed halfway through the playoffs?
     
  5. J.R.

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    He went after ol' Roger [Goodell] again.
     
  6. Rocket2008

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    Seriously? GTFOOHWTS
     
  7. Jayzers_100

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    Couldn't be happier that Simmons is gone
     
  8. bberge

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    his writing has suffered since grantland began, but why oh why did he have to get canned before the live-diary of rockets clippers game 6???
     
  9. WhoMikeJames

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    **** this season:

    -Bill gets suspended during NBA previews, they run incomplete
    -Zach Lowe has a ******* baby during the craziest trade deadline in years
    -Bill leaves in the middle of one of the greatest playoffs in recent memory
     
  10. professorjay

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    Sucks, this should be prime time for Simmons content. Hopefully he puts out some casual, homemade stuff on YouTube.
     
  11. Rocket2008

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    Got a bit carried away about Rose because of how dumb ESPN is and reading people say he didn't give the Rockets credit post-game, but that's all he did so never mind my comments about Rose. The black and white duo however, still the same.
     
  12. Commodore

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    Simmons couldn't prove he was earning revenue for the company commensurate with the salary he wanted.
     
  13. BigShasta

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    dude should seriously just start his own brand. Become an Arianna of the sports world.

    i know he started grantland but im sure he can do it again.
     
  14. Commodore

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    he needs a sugar daddy like ESPN to support him at a loss

    can't generate enough revenue doing what he does

    I guess he thought their was intangible prestige value he brought that he should be compensated for, but ESPN said nah.

    Five-thirty-eight is going to get the same treatment.
     
  15. I am a Donut

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    Is this how you speak out loud in real life?
     
  16. Bandwagoner

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    Yeah when your prestige purchase keeps insulting you it isn't really a prestige buy anymore.
     
  17. Patience

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    What is wrong with you? Is this how you always refer to people? When you refer to your mother, do you say "that old white b**** at home?"

    You don't have to like everyone, but at least have a little respect for other human beings. Just because you are on the internet doesn't mean you have to speak like a jerk.
     
  18. Carl Herrera

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    Well, I'll still go to Grantland for Zach Lowe. And I suspect both Simmons and the behemoth ESPN will be just fine. They both have business models that work.
     
  19. ferrari77

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    Doesn't make much sense seeing as Simmons and ESPN never even discussed numbers.
     
  20. Rocket2008

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    I actually thought it was the same one from first take, never mind.
     

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