Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard Shabazz Napier (13) celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Simmons Trolls Heat for Shabazz Napier Trade (GIF)

The Miami Heat traded for UConn Huskies star guard Shabazz Napier on draft night and it seemed to make not only a lot of sense but a lot of Heat fans very happy. It even made LeBron James happy as he had lobbied hard to get him on the team he is no longer technically a part of and saw his wish honored by the front office.

One man who was not tickled by the trade was Heat hater Bill Simmons. After having a joygasm over the Hornets pairing Uconn guards Kemab Walker and Shabazz Napier, Simmons was less than pleased to hear about the trade that sent Napier to the Heat and verbally spasmed on the ESPN set.

He also stopped short of actually having a spasm by just rolling his eyes in obvious disgust.


In short, Simmons said he was sick of teams helping the Heat out, as though the Charlotte Hornets acquiring P.J. Hairston in the trade was charity of some sort. Both players are high quality picks that can help each individual team, but Simmons took time to troll the Heat and show that while ESPN may love the Heat, Simmons never will.

Tags: Miami Heat Nba Draft

  • kplayaja

    HAHAHA!!! Kick rocks Bill!

  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    Since when did body language become trolling? Getting entirely too sensitive.

    • Robert Ulizza

      Did you even watch the draft? That body language followed the statement “I’m tired of teams helping Miami”

      I find that statement hilarious when the only reason the Celtics got KG was because McHale gift wrapped him in a bow and basically screwed the T-Wolves franchise in exchange.

      • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

        lol. He’s just another irrational fan. He’s been on the Dan LeBatard show before and said that he says a lot of stuff on television that he can’t really stand by after the fact simply because they throw a question at you and you have to have an answer right then and there.

        Dan started playing clips and Bill would say whether he actually agreed with his own statements or not. Was one of the funniest retractions I have ever seen.

        As far as Charlotte “helping” Miami… Charlotte never wanted Napier. They wanted the guy they ended up with and only selected Napier because they knew they could extort a few extra picks out of Miami. Brilliant move for Charlotte even if it is playing small ball. Simmons knows this in his mind even if his fandom forces him to react emotionally.

        • Robert Ulizza

          I heard that episode of the LeBatard show and that was the sorriest excuse for acting like an imbecile I’ve ever heard. Act like a professional. He may be a fan but he’s getting paid to be an analyst. He should learn the refrain his inner Skip Bayless till the cameras are off

          • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

            eh. They aren’t paying him to be cerebral. Same way they aren’t paying Skip and Stephen A to be cautious.

          • Robert Ulizza

            Well don’t call them analyst then. People take what they say seriously unfortunately. It gives them a platform to push their ignorant agenda and narrative across the country.

          • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

            Sports ignorance isn’t a pressing concern to me, I guess.

  • wackygoober

    Hahaha, the Heat got shafted. Awesome deal for the Hornets.

  • frederica atkins

    Who cares what bill Simmons says about the miami heat .when was last time his so called favorite Boston celtics won anything