ESPN’s TV signal for the postgame show in Miami following the Heat’s 95-88 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 cut off just as Bill Simmons was about to bring up “The Decision” on Thursday night.
Analyst Magic Johnson was praising Pat Riley for assembling the Heat roster when Simmons jumped in and said LeBron James deserved most of the credit for the roster. Then, just as Simmons was about to bring up “The Decision” — the one-hour program on ESPN where James announced he would be signing with the Heat as a free agent — the feed cut out and Jay Harris took over from ESPN’s studio in Bristol.
Conspiracy theorists are having their fun with this one tonight, but I’m guessing it was simply a technical issue that resulted in the feed being killed.
That wasn’t Simmons’ only brush with excitement after Game 7. He also had a crazy fan come at him hard during the postgame show:
Simmons barely even flinched. What a pro. And what a dope that fan was.
Here’s a money shot of the fan: