Bill Simmons Talks Friendship With Magic Johnson On "Kimmel"
Grantland’s Bill Simmons appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night and host Jimmy Kimmel noted Simmons is "one of the great success stories of the Internet. He went from a local sports blogger in Boston to interviewing the president of the United States.” Kimmel asked, “Can you imagine a teenage Bill Simmons being one day very good friends with Magic Johnson?” Simmons: “I like to think we're friends. I hope we're friends. He's definitely my richest friend." Simmons, a Celtics fan, added, "I hated the Lakers. I hated Kareem the most. Magic was always the Laker we secretly tolerated. But some of his greatest moments were some of my worst moments” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC, 5/8).