Where will he go? Bill, Kevin O’Connor, and Joe House have some suggestions. Kyrie Irving reportedly wants out of Cleveland. Where will he go? Bill Simmons, Kevin O’Connor, and Joe House shared some potential destinations — some serious, some off-the-wall — on the latest episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast. Listen to the full podcast here. This transcript has been edited and condensed.
The gambling gods may have destroyed my annual dream of going 11-0 against the spread in the playoffs, but they couldn’t destroy the “All-NFL Playoff Mailbag.” As always, these are actual e-mails from actual readers. Q: I’m a Steelers fan. I despise the Patriots and moreso, the Ravens. But I think I found something to like about this game. Bernard Pollard plays for the Ravens. If he were to accidentally roll Brady’s knee again, doesn’t he become the most celebrated/infamous hitman in NFL history?
For the first time in his professional career, Jimmy Butler will suit up for a team that isn’t the Bulls. Though he’s reunited with Tom Thibodeau, the move from Chicago to Minnesota is a big one. On the latest Bill Simmons Podcast, he told the story of the day he was traded. It includes Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, and one bizarre game of spades. “I was in Paris, the night that it happened,” Butler begins. “We were playing some cards — me, Melo, Gab, D-Wade.
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