The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

HBO and The Ringer's Bill Simmons hosts the most downloaded sports podcast of all time, with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media staples, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and a slew of other friends and family members who always happen to be suspiciously available.

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July 31, 2022 24 min

What made Bill Russell so great? Was Russell a pioneer, a genius, or both? Why did he mean so much to the 1960s? Why did he walk away after his 11th title and never look back? And why wouldn’t he forgive the city of Boston? In 2012, Bill Simmons flew to Seattle and spent two days with the greatest winner in sports history, hoping to find these answers and more. It ended up being the highlight of his career.

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to react to the Pacers offering Deandre Ayton a max offer sheet (3:24), plus Donovan Mitchell trade ideas including whether the Knicks should go all-in on the All-Star guard (24:19). Then, they go over some NFL futures bets they’re already getting in on, and House closes it out with some predictions for The Open Championship (1:12:22).


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The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo for their final Sunday night podcast together to reveal Bill's NBA trade value list. They run through Bill's top 64 NBA players as well as some honorable mentions (4:01), before discussing Ryen's experience at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (1:32:56).


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Producer: Kyle Crichton

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The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Wildes of Fox Sports to talk about Mac Jones, Chet Holmgren's NBA Summer League debut, Kevin's pitch for Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant's 'Last Dance', how Joey Chestnut ruined the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, fixes to the summer sports schedule, and more (1:44). Then, Bill talks with NFL Network's Peter Schrager about Baker Mayfield being traded to the...

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The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Chris Ryan and Tyler Parker to discuss the NBA characters to keep an eye on this summer (3:09). Then, Bill talks with Raheem Palmer about where the most value lies in NBA futures bets for the 2022-23 season, NBA Summer League betting strategies, and more (47:17). Finally, Bill talks with his daughter Zoe about masses of teens flooding movie theaters for the release of ‘Minions: The Rise of...

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the massive package the Timberwolves gave up to trade for Rudy Gobert (1:57), whether or not the Jazz will really keep Donovan Mitchell (33:15), the Celtics acquiring Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari, the fallout from Kevin Durant’s trade request (48:02), some rapid-fire NBA free agency observations (1:21:26), and more!


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Rob Mahoney to discuss a wild day of NBA free agency, spearheaded by Kevin Durant requesting a trade from the Nets (1:10). They also discuss the Bucks keeping their team intact, Jalen Brunson joining the Knicks, Dejounte Murray to the Hawks, and much more (31:55). Finally, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis about how NBA free agency is covered in the media, battling for “scoops,” and more (57:43).


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Van Lathan and Wosny Lambre to discuss Jalen Brunson likely heading to the Knicks, how the Mavericks can cope, and “new media” vs. “old media” (1:50). Then, Bill talks with Ariel Helwani about the current state of the WWE, UFC 276, and more (44:58). Finally, Bill talks with writer-producer and lifelong Lakers fan Alan Yang about hoping for Kyrie Irving to join the Lakers before he opted in wit...

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The Ringer's' Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Wizards options regarding Bradley Beal’s contract, fake Kevin Durant trades, teams to watch out for during free agency, updated 2023 NBA title odds, best landing spots for Deandre Ayton, and more (0:00).


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo and Kevin O’Connor to discuss winners and losers from the 2022 NBA draft.


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti for their live reactions to picks 8-14 of the 2022 NBA draft, including Bill’s boy Jeremy Sochan going to the Spurs, OKC dropping a lot of draft capital, and what the hell the Knicks are trying to do.


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Steve Ceruti to give their live reactions to picks 1 through 6 of the 2022 NBA draft.


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo, Kevin O’Connor, and Chris Ryan to discuss news that Kevin Durant is considering his options when it comes to his future with the Nets, what the market for Kyrie would be like, the most fun trade destinations for KD, and why Bill has once again changed his mind about who the Magic should take with the no. 1 pick.


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(1:51) Will Daryl Morey and the 76ers make a trade? | With Chris Ryan

(15:42) What are we expecting from the Wizards and Bradley Beal? | With Joe House

(28:55) What are the Nuggets' and Heat's trade assets? | With Rob Mahoney

(42:26) Favorite wings in the draft | With J. Kyle Mann

(56:06) What is the Warriors' title window, and can they extend it? | With Seerat Sohi

(1:09:40) BONUS: What is going on with Kyrie Irving and the...

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(1:27) Who should the Magic take no. 1? | With Kevin Clark

(13:33) Best prospect outside of the top 4 | With Kevin O'Connor

(26:21) 2023 NBA betting odds | With Raheem Palmer

(41:01) What should the Knicks do? | With John Jastremski

(54:32) Should the Jazz make a trade? | With Wosny Lambre


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Guests: Kevin Clark, Kevin O’Connor, Raheem Palmer, John Jastremski, and Wosny Lambre

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics’ Finals collapse, possible offseason moves, and Jayson Tatum’s workload this season (1:06), before talking about what this Warriors title does for Stephen Curry’s NBA legacy, what it means to have an NBA dynasty (21:44), the Warriors’ exorbitant salaries for next season, the NBA draft, and more (1:03:48).


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the Warriors defeating the Celtics to become the 2022 NBA champions, Steph Curry’s Finals MVP performance, why the Andrew Wiggins trade may have swung the series, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, takeaways for the Celtics, and more.


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It's the 1,000th episode of the Bill Simmons Podcast! The Ringer's Bill Simmons is joined by Joe House to discuss the NBA Finals, the Celtics facing a looming elimination game in Boston, and Game 6 predictions (7:34), before discussing the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, the controversial LIV Golf tournament, U.S. Open bets, and more (26:13). Then, Bill talks with Bryan Curtis and Nora Princiotti about the Desha...

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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin Hench to discuss the Warriors’ Game 5 win over the Celtics, the improvement of Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson throughout the series, struggles from the Celtics bench, HC Steve Kerr vs. HC Ime Udoka, Gary Payton II’s impact on the series, Game 6 predictions, and more.


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The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo as they discuss their NBA big board and who they have going in the top three (02:31). As people revisit Andre Iguodala winning the 2015 Finals MVP, Bill and Ryen debate if a losing player can win a Finals MVP (27:35). They also discuss Steph Curry’s nuclear shooting that lifted the Warriors to a Game 4 victory and if there is such a thing as a Finals unicorn (34:47). Next, they d...

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