Bill Walton Just Said, 'F*ck It' Last Night

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Yesterday, Deadspin reported that <a href="http://deadspin.com/espn-suspends-bill-simmons-from-twitter-after-em-first-453717304?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow">ESPN’s golden child and father of Grantland, Bill Simmons, had been unusually silent on Twitter for the past two days</a>, and it turned out that the Worldwide Leader has placed a gag order on him after he criticized First Take’s <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkPUj30GpPs">horrible debate segment between Skip Bayless and Seattle Seahawks DB Richard Sherman</a>.

The BS Report

Jalen Rose And Bill Simmons Interviewing Mike Tyson Is Just As Great As You’d Think It Is

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Since we had you at the title and you're already listening, we'll keep this short and sweet with a few notes.


Jalen Rose On His Close, But Complicated Bond With Chris Webber

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With his now-patented baseball bat in hand, Jalen Rose sat down with Bill Simmons again for another entertaining perspective clip.


Kevin Garnett, Kevin McHale Share An Emotional Moment

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Kevin Garnett is an asshole and I love him for it.


Ever Heard The Story About Prince, Dave Chappelle & Questlove?

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It's our American duty to pass along anything remotely Dave Chappelle-related, because it's your American duty to know as much about the man as possible.


20 Historical NBA Teams That Deserve Books Written About Them

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This Tuesday, the Jack McCallum's Dream Team book is hitting shelves, which will probably make it the most compelling book about a sports team since The Jordan Rules.


Obama: 'The Bulls Are Going To Win… Eventually'


I’m a part-time sports blogger and dick-joke-maker, so of course I hate Bill Simmons.

The Wire

Guess the Favorite 'Wire' Character of America's Former Presidents

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President Obama recently appeared on Bill Simmons’s podcast, the B.

The Wire

Obama Does Bill Simmons' Podcast, Claims He Had A Podcast Before Podcasting Was Cool


Grantland unleashed a bit of a surprise on the world this morning when it <a href="http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/18690/b-s-report-transcript-barack-obama">released a podcast interview</a> President Obama did yesterday with Bill Simmons in the White House (listen to it <a href="http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=7631801">here</a>).


What Is the Least Cared About Show on Television?

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I love Grantland* because the writers there have an uncanny ability to take a Tweet-sized thought -- "'90210' is the least cared about show on television" --and expand it into a 2,000-word think piece.


Blake Griffin Teaches Bill Simmons How To Be A Fan

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Before <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/blake-griffin">Blake Griffin</a> heads back to his day job, one of the last projects of his extended vacation included teaching Grantland mob boss <a href="http://smokingsection.uprox.com/TSS/tag/bill-simmons">Bill Simmons</a> a thing or two about being a fan, specifically, how to celebrate a dunk.


Grantland To Begin Releasing Quarterlies Of Its Best Writing

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<a href="http://www.grantland.com/">Grantland</a>, Bill Simmons' sports and pop culture-lit brainchild, will begin releasing quarterlies of its best writing through <a href="http://store.mcsweeneys.net/index.cfm/fuseaction/catalog.detail/object_id/7937fb3a-2e7e-4375-b1a8-ad7318e185fb/GrantlandSubscriptionBeginningwithIssue1.cfm">McSweeney's</a> for $19.


So Much For Those August NBA Meetings

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David Stern took a break from planning his 2-week vacation that sadly never happened to talk to everyone’s favorite self-anointed basketball expert, Bill Simmons, on his podcast last week.


The Dugout by Charles Bukowski

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Last month, I introduced you to Celebrity Guest Dugout Week, a week full of Dugouts written by the biggest and brightest names in sports journalism.


Morning Links: Must Drink SoBe


"meh, she's just alright" - The Internet Sports Kate Upton is Good At Commercials - I'm pretty happy that the hottest woman ever's first real moment of celebrity was posing in Sports Illustrated, which has a big SPORTS on the cover, which means I can post her here all I want and it counts as sports.


The Dugout by Bill Simmons

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Today on With Leather: I wanted to call it "Celebrity Dugout Week.


When Charles Barkley Realized Michael Jordan Was The Better Player

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/04/25th-anniversary-of-michael-jordans-63-point-performance-in-boston-garden"> "If you ain't first, you're last." Long before said manifesto came to define Talladega Nights, my ninth grade history teacher ironically preached the same premise. Second place is never celebrated and playing to win is the only way to approach any obstacle in life, especially sports. The NBA, the one league where an individual megastar can turn the tides of a franchise, has become known equally as much for those who have reached the mountaintop as those who never capped off their career with the label of "champion." The record books speak volumes on the difficulty of achieving the feat. Throughout the past 30 years, <a href="http://www.nba.com/history/finals/champions.html">only eight teams</a> have captured the Larry O'Brien Trophy.


When Bill Simmons Met Phil Jackson

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=191813"> I grew up with Phil Jackson. Hell, both my mother and grandma love the guy simply because "he's always so cool." The Zen Master commanded the sidelines, winning 11 of the past 20 NBA championships and leaves the game as a living legend. And his prolific, previous success is the reason why the Lakers Game 4 backyard ass whooping felt so much like the end of an era. The incomparable - and diehard Boston Celtics loyalist - <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/bill-simmons">Bill Simmons</a> caught up with the man who has more rings than fingers to discuss why Father Time eventually put the cap on a historic career and why we have all seen the last of Phil Jackson roaming a sideline.


The Sports World Responds To The Death Of Osama Bin Laden

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In case you haven’t read about it, that Tweet above has Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall in a little hot water this week.

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