ESPN TV Personality Bill Simmons Coach of the West Team reacts to a play against the East Team during the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2014 at Sprint Arena during the 2014 NBA All-Star Jam Session at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 14, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Bill Simmons and ESPN Sniping Over Segment Snub on “Get Up!”

ESPN deliberately didn’t show Simmons interviewing NBA commish Adam Silver.

Though they’ve been split up for a while, the divorce between Bill Simmons and ESPN is anything but amicable.

During a segment on “Get Up!,” ESPN aired footage of NBA commissioner Adam Silver being interviewed on stage last weekend at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

His interviewer: Bill Simmons.

But, you wouldn’t know it as the clip the Worldwide Leader showed was so zoomed in on Silver that it was impossible to see the former writer

Simmons noticed the slight, petty as it may have been, and went after the ESPN.

Equaling Simmons’ pettiness, ESPN responded to criticism about the perceived snub and blamed the omission of their ex-employee on different editing strategies.

”This is a non-story,” an ESPN spokesman, according to The New York Post. “There is absolutely nothing to this. We ran clips of Adam Silver with Bill Simmons on ESPN shows/platforms.”

Simmons was let go by ESPN in 2015 and now works for HBO and runs the popular long-form sports site The Ringer. 

Read the full story at The New York Post