It’s easy to dislike Bill Simmons and Magic Johnson can certainly attest. If you believe reports from a few years ago, Bill Simmons is the sole reason Magic Johnson decided to leave ESPN’s NBA broadcast team. It’s believable, as Magic seemed to dismiss any opinion of Simmons. Johnson didn’t like the power afforded to Simmons, and you can’t fault Magic for that.
Simmons is no longer a part of ESPN’s NBA Countdown crew, so that means he’s not there to interrupt anyone any more. And you know who’s happy Simmons is gone? Magic, of course. Read between the lines on this tweet:
ESPN NBA Countdown is really good with Sage Steele, Coach Collins & my man Jalen Rose!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 1, 2014