Bill Simmons Rumors
“You’re good on TV, but you’re better as a writer. Get working on those columns. And when are you gonna update that basketball book?” Obama is referring to Simmons’s 2009 best seller about the NBA, The Book of Basketball, which Simmons has long promised to update. “Come on, man,” Obama says. “I got a lot of assignments for you.”
WarriorsSFdubnation: Any chance Jalen and or Zach Lowe join you for your podcast or upcoming HBO show? I was just curious because 1. the back and forth between you guys is gold and 2. I’m not sure if you guys are not allowed to collaborate due to contract stuf. Bill Simmons: No way ESPN lets any of those guys do anything with me while they’re under contract there...
Other_Left: When is Zach Lowe rejoining you? Bill Simmons: In Zihuatejeno a few years from now… I’m gonna be polishing my speedboat and will look up and see him walking toward me with a big smile on his face… and within 2 mins, we’ll get into an argument about the Harden trade.
On Friday writer James Andrew Miller tweeted that four members of Grantland’s staff have departed and will go to work for Bill Simmons. He did not name names. Based on my reporting, those staffers are Sean Fennessey, Juliet Litman, Mallory Rubin and Chris Ryan. I do not know the specific jobs they will have with Simmons. An ESPN spokesperson declined comment on any staff defections.