The feud within ESPN between Mike & Mike and Bill Simmons has been put to rest for now.
Simmons, a host on the network and editor of Grantland, recently trashed Mike Golic–one half of Mike & Mike–after Golic chose to call attention to an analogy that Simmons used recently to describe LeBron James’ slow start to the season.
Simmons made a comparison of James’ season so far to that of Albert Pujols, a baseball player who left the St. Louis Cardinals as a free agent for the Los Angeles Angels and a massive contract but did not live up to expectations.
Golic played part of the clip on the Mike & Mike show on Thursday morning, saying “I think it’s one of the most ridiculous statements I’ve heard four games into a season in my life in any sport.”
“That’s what I’ll say about Bill Simmons. So, you know, he grabbed a headline, which is something I know he loves — and that’s one of the most ridiculous lines I’ve ever heard in any sport in my life,” Golic added. “Four games into a season. I don’t even … that’s ridiculous. … I put nothing — ZERO — on that.”
Simmons caught wind of the clip and posted it on Twitter. “What Mike and Mike did today was absolute garbage. I would say I lost respect for that show, but I never had it,” he said.
“For an ESPN Radio show to pull an interview out of context from another ESPN Radio show, then play the moral authority card, is disgusting,” he added. “Have the balls to call me to discuss it on the show. Don’t pull it out of context just because you need fodder for a segment. Pathetic.”
What Mike and Mike did today was absolute garbage. I would say I lost respect for that show, but I never had it. http://t.co/LRd8YzFfO8
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) November 6, 2014
Spoke to Bill, all is good. I will discuss on show
— Mike Golic (@espngolic) November 6, 2014
Golic on Friday said that he and Simmons have “worked things out” during a phone call.
“Spoke to Bill, all is good,” he added on Twitter.
Golic’s co-host Mike Greenberg also apologized to Simmons.