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Posts Tagged ‘Jalen Rose’

Kobe Bryant Vents About Ankle Injury

 

Just when you thought this season couldn’t get any worse for the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant suffered a sprained left ankle in the final seconds of Wednesday’s 96-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks and is out indefinitely.

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Bill Simmons, Jalen Rose Join NBA Countdown

After a false start, ESPN has finalized their ESPN/ABC KIA NBA Countdown show by adding Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, the network formally announced on Thursday.

Originally, Simmons was reportedly going to join Stan Van Gundy on the show, but when FishbowlLA contacted ESPN last month, they were unable to confirm the news. The former Orlando Magic head coach explained last week the reason why he didn’t get the job had to do with NBA commissioner David Stern, who reportedly nixed the idea. Read more

ESPN’s Skip Bayless Pwned by Colleague Jalen Rose on National TV

Sorry for the poor video quality, but this is too great not to post. If you can’t tell by humiliated look on the normally shameless Skip Bayless‘ face, there’s a backstory to this squabble with colleague Jalen Rose. The origins of the confrontation began a few weeks ago, when Bayless boasted on Twitter that he was a high school basketball star in his native Oklahoma and the second coming of “Pistol” Pete Maravich. (Well, arguably the origins of this conflict began years ago when Bayless, who never played NBA ball, decided to begin unmercifully criticizing NBA players in the most petty self-serving ways imaginable. But we digress.)

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Reporter Diagrams Rise of @TheBillWalton

The follower count for the parody Twitter account @TheBillWalton now sits at around 37,500. Not stratospheric, by any means, but also not bad for somewhat of an esoteric goof.

Adam Penenberg, a contributor to Fast Company, caught up with the LA-New York writer duo that operates the account. Like fellow interviewee @NotBurtReynolds, the faux authors prefer to remain anonymous. But the pair did share some follower-building secrets:

“We started by tweeting at various well-known basketball players and figures… Then Jalen Rose tweeted back at us and we jumped from a few hundred to a few thousand followers in just hours. We kept adding followers throughout the NCAA basketball tournament and NBA playoffs.

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