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11/06/2014 03:11 pm ET Updated Nov 06, 2014

Bill Simmons Fires Back At 'Mike And Mike' As ESPN Stars Trade Insults

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ESPN's Bill Simmons will not sit quietly while being criticized by others at ESPN. In response to some harsh words from an ESPN colleague, Simmons went into attack mode himself on Twitter.

The inter-ESPN feuding began during the "Mike and Mike" radio show on Thursday, when co-host Mike Golic took a shot at Simmons over comments he had made about LeBron James earlier in the week on another ESPN radio show. On Wednesday, Simmons joined Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio show and said LeBron so far this season reminds him "a tiny bit" of when Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels and suddenly was no longer an MVP-caliber player.

“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. Four games into a season," Golic said.

As The Big Lead pointed out, this comment was part of a larger discussion on the Cavaliers' early-season struggles. Before Golic ripped Simmons over the LeBron-Pujols comparison, "Mike and Mike" only played a small portion of Simmons' segment with Cowherd.

Simmons did not appreciate that:

What "Mike and Mike" never played was Simmons saying, "It’s really early to say this so please sports blogs and people, don’t throw this in my face.” While Simmons also talked about how James "doesn't look the same," he also told Cowherd earlier in the segment that "I think you need 20 games before you decide what's going on with this team."

Listen to Bill Simmons' full segment on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd."

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