T.J. Simers Rumors

In case the audio wasn’t clear enough, Simers wanted to know if the Lakers had bothered to go over defensive sets during the team’s shootaround that morning, possibly unaware (or, just choosing to act unaware) that not a single shot has to go up during the course of an NBA team’s shootaround. Because of the presumptive nature of Simers’ questioning, and because T.J. wasn’t at the shootaround, D’Antoni relayed that the columnist was “starting to piss [him] off.”