Bill Simmons Receives Backlash For Saying ‘F Jalen Green’ While Discussing NBA All-Rookie Team

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  • Bill Simmons blurted out “F Jalen Green” while discussing the NBA All-Rookie Team on his podcast.
  • Rockets fans blasted Simmons for comments about Green.
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Bill Simmons has found himself in hot water over his comments about Rockets rookie Jalen Green.

While talking about who he was going to vote for on his All-NBA rookie team, Simmons blurted out “f*ck Jalen Green” while advocating for Herb Jones.


The case for Jones over Green was never more evident than on Wednesday’s episode of The Bill Simmons Podcast when the host, who has a vote in the NBA’s postseason awards, profanely explained why he picked Jones over Green on his All-Rookie team.

“F–k Jalen Green,” Simmons said with about 1:08:00 left in the episode. “I don’t care you’re scoring 40 points and your team’s 19-60. Congratulations. Herb Jones is like guarding dudes in real games.

“Now, the Houston people are going to be mad at me. I’m sorry. I like winning players, I’m sorry. Jalen Green will get there, it’s just that team was 21-61 this year or whatever.”

Rockets fans were not happy with Simmons, who currently has a vote for the NBA awards.

Simmons responded to the criticism by saying that he was joking.