Planet Ill Chats With The Sports Guy…About Everything. (@sportsguy33)

Rahsaan HuntContributor IApril 29, 2010

By Odeisel

If you like sports then you probably know who Bill SImmons is. He’s the “Sports Guy” and his exploits can be read on ESPN, in his bestseller books, and on radio. Simmons, a Bostonian and Red Sox homer is not only a champion of all sports New England (Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, Sox) but the proud owner of *gasp* LA Clippers season tickets.

Simmons is known to go off on just about any topic, sports related and his use of pop culture to mix with sports is second to none.  We were able to catch up with Simmons at ESPN The Magazine’s NFL 2010 Pre Draft Party last week and were able to go all over the place with questions as he was very gracious with his time.  We talked  bad GM mistakes,  the Dallas Mavericks, Lebron James, his new book, NBA Coaches Don Nelson and Phil Jackson, his frustration with Kobe Bryant as a player, and of course, the beloved Red Sox.

Mr. Simmons rarely speaks with outlets outside of ESPN so it’s an honor and a privilege that we got to chop it up  and for so long.  Hope you all enjoy the video. Bill Simmons. Planet Ill. Let’s go.

To check out the interview, click here: http://bit.ly/9BRato