Rockets’ Jalen Green, Bill Simmons clear the air on podcast

The six-week Jalen Green-Bill Simmons saga apparently came to an end Tuesday morning with the Rockets rookie hopping on The Bill Simmons Podcast for a 37-minute interview in which the two mainly just talked about basketball, but they briefly touched on Simmons’ remark that got the whole thing started.

After a regular season in which Green was the second-leading rookie scorer in the league at 17.3 points per game, Simmons explained why he voted for the Pelicans’ Herb Jones (9.5 points per game) on his All-Rookie Team over Green, but his diatribe included him saying, “F— Jalen Green.” He later added, “I’m sorry. I like winning players, I’m sorry. Jalen Green will get there, it’s just that team was 21-61 this year or whatever.” 

When Green made the All-Rookie Team over Jones, he sarcastically shouted out Simmons on Twitter.

“When I saw it, I was like, ‘Damn, I don’t know him. What did I do to him? I don’t know where this is coming from,'” Green told Simmons on his podcast, which was posted in the early morning hours Tuesday. “But, everybody’s going to talk, I’m used to it, seeing things like that, people talking in general. I never took it too personal. I started making a joke out of it on Twitter. Laughed about it. It’s all good.”

Simmons never apologized, insisting his “F— Jalen Green” remark was all said in jest, and if you go back and listen to…

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