Video: Behind the Scenes of ‘NBA Countdown’Grantland/ESPN
Heading into the playoffs, Bill Simmons decided to break out his iPhone and film in between takes during NBA Countdown tapings. The first batch of results taught us a few things about the Countdown crew: Magic has a penchant for smuggling large quantities of coveted Chicago popcorn for the crew; Wilbon refuses to fill out his own NBA awards ballot because he doesn’t like to use computers; Bill has his own crazy theory about why Magic became friends with Larry Bird (and Magic doesn’t deny it); and Magic hates it when Lakers starters attend boxing matches right before a big playoff game. Oh, and the room they hang out in on tape days is weirdly dark and a little bit creepy. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for more “NBA Countdown: Behind the Scenes” videos during the 2013 playoffs. Check out the videos after the jump.