Heading into the playoffs, Bill Simmons decided to break out his iPhone and film in between takes during NBA Countdown tapings. The first batch of results taught us a few things about the Countdown crew: Magic has a penchant for smuggling large quantities of coveted Chicago popcorn for the crew; Wilbon refuses to fill out his own NBA awards ballot because he doesn't like to use computers; Bill has his own crazy theory about why Magic became friends with Larry Bird (and Magic doesn't deny it); and Magic hates it when Lakers starters attend boxing matches right before a big playoff game. Oh, and the room they hang out in on tape days is weirdly dark and a little bit creepy. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for more "NBA Countdown: Behind the Scenes" videos during the 2013 playoffs. Check out the videos after the jump.
Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons break down the suddenly tight race for the NBA scoring title between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant. They also explain how Melo and Durant were born to score baskets the way sharks were born to kill fish.
Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons express their excitement about the opportunity to join Magic Johnson and Michael Wilbon on ESPN’s NBA Countdown, and praise the work of Charles Barkley and their other TNT counterparts.