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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 ESPN.com writer
Simmons noticed the slight, petty as it may have been, and went after the ESPN.
2-min Mark… Incredible CGI efforts by “Get Up” to cut me out of last Friday’s Adam Silver interview. They should have just replaced me with a hologram of Rachel Nichols. Come on @jalenrose defend your boy. 😂https://t.co/wgfkfpTc1a
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 6, 2019
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