Pearl Jammin' with Grandpa, the Bill Simmons Thread

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Bill's ranking of the worst Celtics playoff losses was good. Notably he also completely ducked responding to Emiid's comments. He clearly wants to move on from that situation.
He did a whole thing with Bryan Curtis about it last week if you want to listen to it.
 

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I heard it. Embiid spoke after that.
I know that you are very bad-faith about this, but what good reason does Bill have to NOT try and put this behind him? It doesn't benefit him in any way, and he has already spoken about the remarks that he made. Every time some bitter NBA player who didn't listen to the podcast wants to use him as a mascot for why the media unjustly didn't vote for them to win an award, should Bill have to comment on it?

C'mon man.
 

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I know that you are very bad-faith about this, but what good reason does Bill have to NOT try and put this behind him? It doesn't benefit him in any way, and he has already spoken about the remarks that he made. Every time some bitter NBA player who didn't listen to the podcast wants to use him as a mascot for why the media unjustly didn't vote for them to win an award, should Bill have to comment on it?

C'mon man.
He should just do a ten-minute segment at the end of each episode responding to his haters. Then we can all hate on him for being unable to accept any criticism.

On a more serious note, the thing with him, Curtis, and Russillo was just boring to me and I normally like Curtis. A bunch of guys who themselves dramatize things complaining that people dramatize shit they say. They weren't necessarily wrong, but it wasn't compelling audio either.
 

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I know that you are very bad-faith about this, but what good reason does Bill have to NOT try and put this behind him? It doesn't benefit him in any way, and he has already spoken about the remarks that he made. Every time some bitter NBA player who didn't listen to the podcast wants to use him as a mascot for why the media unjustly didn't vote for them to win an award, should Bill have to comment on it?

C'mon man.
Not being bad faith, and I don't think it's a bad strategy from him either, but many current influencers would relish a good high level beef with a star and a chance to defend their takes on a big stage. Bill passed. I think it's smart to defuse the situation since he's not going to win that battle but it's definitely notable that he didn't clap back. I also think the current group of star NBA players are done with him and it doesn't surprise me that Durant hasn't been on in a long time.
 

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He should just do a ten-minute segment at the end of each episode responding to his haters. Then we can all hate on him for being unable to accept any criticism.

On a more serious note, the thing with him, Curtis, and Russillo was just boring to me and I normally like Curtis. A bunch of guys who themselves dramatize things complaining that people dramatize shit they say. They weren't necessarily wrong, but it wasn't compelling audio either.
I actually found it to be kind of fascinating, not exactly in what they were saying, but how similar the complaints they were making were to complaints NBA players had (about the media). In both scenarios, the people making them are frustrated that they are famous and that other people will take small snippets of things they say/do and spread that out through social media, and that inevitably ends up painting an incomplete picture of who that person really is.

In general, I'm pretty tired with NBA players complaining about the media in general. Yes, I can understand and have sympathy for players who are going to have every little mistake dragged on social media; but I think a lot of them take all of these aggregation Twitter accounts and snarky fans and use them as a general "the media" umbrella.
 

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I know that you are very bad-faith about this, but what good reason does Bill have to NOT try and put this behind him? It doesn't benefit him in any way, and he has already spoken about the remarks that he made. Every time some bitter NBA player who didn't listen to the podcast wants to use him as a mascot for why the media unjustly didn't vote for them to win an award, should Bill have to comment on it?

C'mon man.
How in the world is he being bad faith? And it’s an MVP player who specifically called him out after a playoff game. It’s not like Jose Alvarado called him out after a Tuesday game in the middle of the season. I’d say that’s absolutely worth talking about
 

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My favorite part of the Rewatchables is when he wants to recast a bit role in a movie to a pretty famous actor. "Robert DeNiro couldn't do that? 15 minutes for a paycheck?"
 

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Credit where credit is due. Simmons said that Milwaukee throwing the last game of the season would come back to haunt them given that game 7 in the NBA means something (especially in Boston).
 

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How in the world is he being bad faith? And it’s an MVP player who specifically called him out after a playoff game. It’s not like Jose Alvarado called him out after a Tuesday game in the middle of the season. I’d say that’s absolutely worth talking about
From the 5/18 BS podcast:

Simmons: "No, I said my guy..."
Russillo: "Well, we know Jalen Green's not your guy."