To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most heartwarming story, and more.
Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable player, and more.
Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose identify their "J & B All-Stars," who are not necessarily the best players in the NBA, but are the players who have a rare mix of entertainment value, uniqueness, and mystery that has garnered them unflappable devotion.
After Mike Taylor is ejected for fighting with Brandon Jennings, Dorell Wright scores 29 points and helps the Kings of L.A. advance to the Drew League Championship. Check out the video below, and watch all of the Grantland Channel's incredible Drew League content, here.
In addition to being an immensely talented baseball player, Roberto Clemente was also a poet, a chiropractor, and an insomniac. He also bore the unusual nickname "Momen" because he was always telling people he'd be with them in a momen’.
At the end of last night's Lakers-Hawks game, with L.A. down two and three seconds to go, Kobe Bryant (guarded by Dahntay Jones) attempted a baseline jumper to tie things up. His shot rattled out and Kobe collapsed to the floor, clutching his leg in pain. In replays of the incident, it appears as if Jones intentionally left his leg underneath Bryant as he landed. Kobe certainly seemed to think that's what happened, tweeting this out after the game:
Jalen Rose recounts his playing days at Michigan after learning that Grantland has him listed as a no. 1 seed in our "Most Hated College Basketball Players of the Last 30 Years." Watch the video after the jump.