NBA, Sports

Bill Simmons’ Manti Te’o Joke

While Jeremy Schaap was busy lobbing soft balls at Manti Te’o on Friday night, fans of actual sports (and reality, in general) were caught up in a thrilling NBA doubleheader — also airing on ESPN. During halftime of the Mavericks-Thunder game, studio commentator Bill Simmons tossed a zinger in Te’o’s direction, at the expense of the non-factor that is Celtics forward Jeff Green. Michael Wilbon, forever the straight man on the NBA Countdown set, responded in typical Wilbonian fashion.