For starters I just want to thank Bill Simmons for numbering those tweets. Made it exponentially easier to remember where I was when I was embedding them, and for that, he get's a tip of the hat from me.
Now on to more pressing matters. Hmm, where to begin? Well, for one, I have no idea what goes on behind closed doors in regards to the management of the Los Angeles Clippers. It's pretty easy for Bill Simmons to say that they are a train wreck and that Steve Ballmer is clueless when he gives ZERO examples following such a damning criticism. Makes it pretty hard for the general public or the Twittersphere to either agree or disagree with his outrageous proclamations. I assume he is using his standing as a season ticket holder and his proximity to the franchise to justify being "in the know"? I guess that would make these statements seem a little more concrete. That is, until you do a little digging and realize that Simmons has constantly harbored an irrational amount of contempt towards the Clippers since Doc Rivers came over from Boston.
Like I said, I don't know if the Clippers are a shit show behind the scenes. All I know is what I see on the basketball court. Last year that happened to be a team that was 10 minutes away from the Western Conference finals. This year it's a team whose success is yet to be determined, but whose talent level is undoubtedly higher. Considering the other two teams that Simmons labeled as dysfunctional are two of the worst basketball teams in the league, I can only imagine that on court performance has something to do with his opinion. Are the Clippers just an exception to that rule because it doesn't fit his narrative of an anti-Ballmer/Rivers bias? I don't know, but for a guy that seems to know a hell of a lot about the Clippers, he just gave us six consecutive tweets that lacked an substance whatsoever. Haters gonna hate.
P.S. A list of functionality that doesn't have the Knicks in the bottom three was formed by a journalist that I can't take seriously.
Live look at Steve Ballmer...
Or more likely...