Looks like there’s a new rivalry in the NBA but not between two teams or players. This one looks to be a battle between ESPN on-air personality Bill Simmons and newly minted Clippers head coach, Doc Rivers. Simmons is a die hard Celtics fan and in the past – before he was on air – was very critical of Doc Rivers. The two had an awkward exchange this week during ESPN’s draft night coverage when Simmons inferred that Doc quit on the Celtics and Rivers clapped back.
The war of words continued on Friday. Doc appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” and said Simmons ruined ESPN’s draft night coverage and he’s just a “fan.”
Don’t believe me? Simmons responded to Doc’s interview via Twitter.
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) June 28, 2013
The quote I just retweeted is an outright, 100 percent lie. I’d be careful, Glenn. Seriously. Stop talking. You are making sh*t up.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) June 28, 2013
Glen is Doc’s first name…