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JordansBulls
11-01-2012, 05:48 PM
http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8542797

Im_in_Mia_bish
11-01-2012, 05:49 PM
hahaha about time. i love his articles, and i doubt his vote will be biased.

Baller1
11-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Good, one of the few who actually deserves one.

Greedy22
11-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Nice! Love Bill's articles.

Cal827
11-01-2012, 05:54 PM
James Harden for MVP

ManRam
11-01-2012, 05:55 PM
Polarizing, for sure. A lot of it is intentional. But he knows basketball better than a lot of others who have votes.

Andrew32
11-01-2012, 05:56 PM
o lawd.

And people wonder why I don't take MVP and All-NBA teams seriously.

Simmons obviously follows the game and is a fan but his criteria for judging players sucks or at worst is extremely flawed and he has some clear biases.

Chronz
11-01-2012, 05:56 PM
cosign the about time remark

Chronz
11-01-2012, 05:56 PM
o lawd. :facepalm:

And people wonder why I don't take MVP and All-NBA teams seriously.

You rather Skip Bayless have his?

Greedy22
11-01-2012, 05:58 PM
You rather Skip Bayless have his?

Duh, I'd love to see the MVP go to an entire team(Spurs)

Andrew32
11-01-2012, 05:58 PM
You rather Skip Bayless have his?

No but I definitely wouldn't give Simmons a vote either.

PleaseBeNice
11-01-2012, 05:59 PM
just terrible

LoveMeOrHateMe
11-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Simmons is a ****** he's as biased as can e he's a known laker hater and anyone with a brain knows this guy sucks

mightybosstone
11-01-2012, 06:07 PM
I can't believe some of you are ripping the guy for getting an MVP vote. Have you read The Book of Basketball? There are few people in the world who know the sport and have such an appreciation of it as much as Bill Simmons. If it were up to me, I wouldn't give him one vote, I would just let him decide every year. He's brilliant, he's funny and he loves the sport like few sports writers can.

mightybosstone
11-01-2012, 06:09 PM
Simmons is a ****** he's as biased as can e he's a known laker hater and anyone with a brain knows this guy sucks

Because he grew up a Celtics fan and doesn't kiss the ground Kobe walks on, he's a ******? And yet the guy has a ton of appreciation and respect for the Lakers franchise, for Kareem, Magic, Wilt, Kobe and Shaq. This idiotic post of yours exemplifies so much of what I hate about the Lakers fan base.

Kenny
11-01-2012, 06:15 PM
I can listen to Simmons talk basektball for hours. Guy is going to be a great additon to nba countdown.

NYMetros
11-01-2012, 06:21 PM
Glad that someone who cares about the game and has a genuine passion for the sport has a say in it. Simmons NBA' writing is second to none.

Im_in_Mia_bish
11-01-2012, 06:22 PM
i am going to enjoy nba countdown this season with magic and bill discussing games.

just lovely.

abe_froman
11-01-2012, 06:24 PM
good,he's one of the most knowledgeable nba writers/commentators,should have gotten it along time ago.easily the best voter atm

Greedy22
11-01-2012, 06:24 PM
i am going to enjoy nba countdown this season with magic and bill discussing games.

just lovely.

:nod:

About time someone with knowledge will be on the show.

Gibby23
11-01-2012, 06:26 PM
Because he grew up a Celtics fan and doesn't kiss the ground Kobe walks on, he's a ******? And yet the guy has a ton of appreciation and respect for the Lakers franchise, for Kareem, Magic, Wilt, Kobe and Shaq. This idiotic post of yours exemplifies so much of what I hate about the Lakers fan base.

You must have alot of free time to hate a fan base.

It might have something to do with the Rockets not being good for a while and you have nothing better to do.

Getting a job would solve your problem.

mightybosstone
11-01-2012, 06:35 PM
You must have alot of free time to hate a fan base.

It might have something to do with the Rockets not being good for a while and you have nothing better to do.

Getting a job would solve your problem.

I don't hate all Lakers fans. I dislike aspects of certain fanbases on this site (mainly the Lakers, Knicks and occasionally Heat) for having an "Our team is always amazing and if you think differently, you're an idiot or a hater" attitude. I love my Rockets, Astros, Titans and Longhorns, but I'm relatively honest with myself. The Astros are god awful and are probably 3-5 years from ever being competitive again, the Titans are a mediocre franchise with giant holes on both sides of the ball, the Longhorns basketball and football teams have a ton of talent and always underachieve because of poor coaching and the Rockets have a lot of potential but are nowhere close to being capable of a playoff run.

While I realize that not all Lakers and Knicks fans have a homer attitude about their franchises, I doubt a lot of those fans who post in the NBA general forum would be willing to be as honest about their own franchises as I just was about mine.

t_money25
11-01-2012, 06:41 PM
I'm not really for this because he is a bigtime Patriots/Celtics fan. But on the flip side, there's alot of sports writers with such flaws so I'm not gonna pick on Bill too hard.

mightybosstone
11-01-2012, 06:42 PM
I'm not really for this because he is a bigtime Patriots/Celtics fan. But on the flip side, there's alot of sports writers with such flaws so I'm not gonna pick on Bill too hard.

But if you've read his stuff, I think you'll see that he's fairly subjective. I doubt he would vote for Rondo or KG just because he's a Celtics fan. The guy constantly praises and shows love for Lebron and Durant.

Kashmir13579
11-01-2012, 06:56 PM
I actually love this guy

Im_in_Mia_bish
11-01-2012, 06:58 PM
imo in his articles i feel he clearly distinguished his fanhood to actualy analysis, although what he wrote about the 06 finals pissed me off..

however, most of his work is spot on, especially his recent work, its jsut so excitign to read about his passion in his articles and he mixes it with what actually happened haha good stuff.

Hawkeye15
11-01-2012, 07:04 PM
Simmons is a known Celtics fan, but he is fair about other players. I mean, he just wrote an article on LeBron a week ago, saying he is about to destroy the NBA.

Kashmir13579
11-01-2012, 07:05 PM
Simmons is a known Celtics fan, but he is fair about other players. I mean, he just wrote an article on LeBron a week ago, saying he is about to destroy the NBA.
He tells it like it is.

Hawkeye15
11-01-2012, 07:07 PM
He tells it like it is.

pretty much dude. And while he doesn't get into stats too much, his perception of the game is very highly tuned, and I usually believe in what he says. Even when he bashes my teams GM :p

Kashmir13579
11-01-2012, 07:08 PM
pretty much dude. And while he doesn't get into stats too much, his perception of the game is very highly tuned, and I usually believe in what he says. Even when he bashes my teams GM :p

Yeah, but Kahn throws some punches himself.. I've heard them go at it.

Ebbs
11-01-2012, 07:09 PM
He deserves it

Chronz
11-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Yeah, but Kahn throws some punches himself.. I've heard them go at it.
LAME punches

Greedy22
11-01-2012, 10:41 PM
Simmons is a known Celtics fan, but he is fair about other players. I mean, he just wrote an article on LeBron a week ago, saying he is about to destroy the NBA.

That's what I love about him. For the guy saying he hates Kobe you should read his articles on the man, he offers high praise for a guy he "hates"

JordansBulls
11-01-2012, 11:03 PM
Simmons is a known Celtics fan, but he is fair about other players. I mean, he just wrote an article on LeBron a week ago, saying he is about to destroy the NBA.

In what way?

Greedy22
11-01-2012, 11:04 PM
In what way?

He was also talking about it just the other night on ESPN saying this is his league and he's gonna storm through it.

Quinnsanity
11-01-2012, 11:11 PM
He lost his vote last year because he bet on LeBron before the season. Now he's not allowed to bet on it.