Listen to Bill Simmons Be COMPLETELY Wrong About KD
For those of you who don't know, Adrian Wojnarowski is an NBA insider for Yahoo Sports. Several months back he created his website "The Vertical," which has gained notoriety especially in the past few days with NBA Free agency at its peak.
Woj caught wind of information about the KD deal way back in February, saying that the Warriors would be significant front-runners for him.
Bill Simmons' take on this was absolutely preposterous, and could not have been more wrong.
"I thought that was one of the most ludicrous stories I’ve ever read. (The Warriors) aren’t thinking about next year, they’re not thinking about Durant. I think it’s absurd, I just don’t believe it. That is the most idiotic logic I’ve ever heard. I don’t believe anything about this story, I think it’s being fed by the other teams. I don’t blame them for writing those stories, it got them some traffic, some attention.”
"I never heard anybody make the point that this was fundamentally idiotic.”
Fundamentally idiotic? Seriously, dude? Your "hot" take was fundamentally idiotic.
This guy Woj is doing quite alright in terms of traffic, as he has 1.4M Twitter followers, and The Vertical has 134K. It's quite unreal to me that a guy of Bill Simmons' knowledge and stature in the sports world would have said something like this.
Why wouldn't the Warriors be pursuing KD despite being in the midst of a 45-4 campaign at the time?
Kevin Durant would make any team, in any situation, a better franchise and give them a chance to win championships. The 90s Bulls would have pursued a guy like that as well. In reality and in life there is never not enough room for improvement. Which makes this such an ignorant take from a guy who signed and recently launched a mega-deal with HBO, Any Given Wednesday.
If we're being completely honest, I've watched the first two episodes of that show, and was not in the slightest bit impressed. Really can't envision that being a mainstay on HBO, and you can read TIME ripping the show apart here if you'd like.
This video emerging of his backwards take on Kevin Durant definitely is a bit of a blow. However, a guy like Simmons is lying around in too much TV money to really even give a damn about any of it. Which is sad.