View Full Version : Good Bill Simmons column
01-10-2005, 04:03 PM
I enjoy Bill Simmons's work on espn.com, particularly when he's writing about the NBA. He recently wrote a two-part report card column on his beloved Celtics, and I think it's really quite good. It is, of course, of interest if you're a Celts fan, but I think it also happens to be a pretty good review, in microcosm, of what's right and wrong with the NBA, in terms of what's right and wrong with its players.
01-10-2005, 04:42 PM
Al Jefferson is a stud. He won't be Amare Stoudemire good, for he lacks both the height and athletisism necessary for that greatness.
However, I think he's an Elton Brand-type, 20-10 player who has the skills to compensate for lacking elsewhere...I wanted the Suns to sake a flyer on him, but they thougt differently.
I, because of the Celtic's futility and the TV schedule have yet to see them play this year. I want to simply to see Jefferson, but I would like to see Tony Allen as well.
I like his columns, but the world doesn't revolve around Boston. If it's not the Patriots, it's the Red Sox...if it's not the Red Sox, it's the Celtics...if it's not one or two, it's all three...
He has too much skill to be so limited.
01-10-2005, 05:01 PM
I saw the Celts vs. the Wizards a week or two ago and would have to generally agree with just about everything Bill said. In particular, Allen and Jefferson are both going to be really good. As long as they don't get too much, um, tutelage from Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, and Paul Pierce.
Because Simmons now lives in LA and has Clippers season tix, he has been doing occasional columns on the Clippers and whoever they might be playing. It's a stretch for him, but he's venturing outside his prior boundaries a bit. Plus he does some funny columns on things like gambling and pop culture as well.
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