Bill Simmons has a history of trouble with the Twitter police at ESPN – including twice being banned from tweeting for a time – for sharing blunt opinions with his more than two million followers.
But that hasn’t deterred him. Thursday night he was at it again. First he tweeted a complaint that a crack he made about Dwyane Wade was deleted from late editions of “SportsCenter’’ and added a reference to Stephen A. Smith: “I should have just ripped people to shreds like SAS did.’’
Then he lamented the lot of a studio analyst, writing: “The rigidity of studio TV is really discouraging. Let's just say that A LOT makes sense after these past 8 months.”
Simmons still was tweeting as of early Friday. ESPN issued a statement later in the day that read, "We've had conversations with Bill. Our focus is on Game 5 of the NBA Finals."