Bill Simmons, Scott Perry
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The great Bill Simmons took to Twitter to burn the New York Knicks current situation that was created by an interesting offseason.

Robby Sabo

Bill Simmons doesn’t care. The New England native, who so often chronicled the every move of “Mike and the Mad Dog” for ESPN shortly after the turn of the century, isn’t shedding a fraction of a tear for the diehard New York Knicks fan.

The Ringer’s ringleader recently took to Twitter to completely burn the Knickerbockers current player salary look.

“The Knicks are gonna revolutionize the NBA this season — nobody is gonna have an answer for this.”

Julius Randle, Marcus Morris, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson are the fellas highlighted by Simmons. It’s as facetious a statement as could be, completely stirring the pot while his Boston Celtics sit in a tremendous spot (despite losing Kyrie Irving to the Brooklyn Nets). With an already tremendous nucleus, the addition of New York’s own Kemba Walker has the long-time NBA man feeling pretty well these days.

While it’s obvious Simmons’s statement is all in good fun, there’s a greater question on the table.

Should the man even open his mouth about the Knicks?

Simmons was one of many in the media world who believed the Knicks were a lock to sign Kevin Durant. He even went as far to proclaim Kyrie would be headed to Manhattan as well.

Oh yeah, the specific phrase was “bet the house” that KD was Mecca-bound.

“Bill Simmons, on WFAN with Francesca, says he would “bet the house” on Kevin Durant signing with the Knicks this summer.”

Not only did Simmons whiff on the KD prediction, but he also missed on Kyrie, the man who played for his team, in Boston, for two seasons.

Bill Simmons knows what he’s doing. New York Knicks fans know what he’s doing. But at the moment, due to hilarious March-prediction circumstances, let it breathe, Bill … let it breathe, and allow the Knicks the opportunity to put something substantial together.



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