With Bill Simmons‘ abrupt and unexpected firing from ESPN on Friday has come speculation about where he will end up next? Will the Grantland.com founder move his operation to Vice? Will he strike out on his own? Or will he end up at one of the two most obvious behemoths: Fox Sports or Turner Sports, which encompasses HBO Sports, CNN, TNT and TBS.
If prognosticators were looking for signs they were right there on your television Sunday night when TNT’s broadcast of the Rockets vs. Clippers semifinals Game 4 briefly showed Simmons seated in the stands looking slightly disgruntled in a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirt. As Uproxx’s Andy Isaac pointed out, like Simmons, that book’s author Hunter S. Thompson also wrote a column for ESPN.com’s Page 2 section, for whatever that’s worth.
Others on Twitter shared images of Simmons at the game and speculated that he might be headed to Turner Sports after all:
— Jeremy Michael Cohen (@jeremymcohen) May 11, 2015
— Iggy Reilly (@AppleShmapple) May 11, 2015
— PeRcY CoMaFaY (@PercyToTheMax) May 11, 2015
— Cory O'Rorke (@ShoteMcGoat) May 11, 2015
Since his firing, Simmons has been uncharacteristically silent on social media, including his Instagram account which he used to highlight how much fun he was having during his suspension from the network last fall.
[Photo via ESPN]
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