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Bill Simmons is the top NBA TV personality, according to HoopsHype readers

A media star that’s not even on TV right now has been voted by HoopsHype as the preeminent TV personality when it comes to NBA basketball.

Bill Simmons, who recently ended his tenure with ESPN and Grantland and has been a no-show during the NBA playoffs, beat friend Jalen Rose in the final of our NBA TV bracket.

Like in his previous matchups against Bill Walton, The Starters, Jeff Van Gundy and Charles Barkley, it was a pretty one-sided affair with the man formerly known as The Sports Guy getting 64.6 percent of the vote.

While nobody knows when he’ll be back on our screens, it’s clear people love them some Bill Simmons.

FIRST ROUND

Charles Barkley 76.9%, Shaquille O’Neal 23.1%
Hubie Brown 73.4%, Mike Fratello 26.6%
Jeff Van Gundy 87.1%, Tim Legler 12.9%
Craig Sager 86.4%, Ralph Lawler 13.6%
Mark Jackson 38.1%, Stacey King 61.9%
Jalen Rose 76.4%, Eddie Johnson 23.6%
Bill Simmons 63.9%, Bill Walton 36.1%
Ernie Johnson 86.3%, Doris Burke 13.7%
Stephen A. Smith 68.7%, Skip Bayless 31.3%
Marv Albert 55.1%, Kevin Harlan 44.9%
Kenny Smith 22.1%, The Starters 77.9%
Doug Collins 79.6%, Tom Heinsohn 20.4%
David Aldridge 80.1%, Chris Broussard 19.9%
Mike Breen 66.0%, Reggie Miller 34.0%
Brent Barry 68.6%, Jon Barry 31.4%
Chris Webber 63.1%, Grant Hill 36.9%

SECOND ROUND

Charles Barkley 81.4%, David Aldridge 18.6%
Jalen Rose 51.3%, Marv Albert 48.7%
Bill Simmons 57.7%, The Starters 42.3%
Craig Sager 72.5%, Chris Webber 27.5%
Stephen A. Smith 13.0%, Stacey King 87.0%
Hubie Brown 57.7%, Mike Breen 42.3%
Jeff Van Gundy 77.9%, Brent Barry 22.1%
Ernie Johnson 72.3%, Doug Collins 27.7%

QUARTER-FINALS

Charles Barkley 50.3%, Stacey King 49.7%
Hubie Brown 29.0%, Jalen Rose 71.0%
Jeff Van Gundy 34.6%, Bill Simmons 65.4%
Craig Sager 26.7%, Ernie Johnson 73.3%

SEMIFINALS

Charles Barkley 39.7%, Bill Simmons 60.3%
Ernie Johnson 31.1%, Jalen Rose 68.9%

FINAL

Bill Simmons 64.6%, Jalen Rose 35.4%

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