Boy, that escalated quickly ...

When he isn't preparing to defend his NBA.com celebrity hoops title, Bill Simmons is going through his e-mail.

Updated: October 25, 2006, 1:14 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Remember when I cruised to the title in NBA.com's celebrity hoops draft last spring, even though I'm not really a celebrity? Well, they invited me back to defend my title. Just to make a repeat more difficult, they added two extra teams (giving us 12 in all), stacked the league with some bigger names so we would cower in their star power (Spike Lee, Will Ferrell, Kid Rock, Jimmy Kimmel), and convinced Kenny Smith not to allow his kids to draft his team again. But that wasn't going to stop me. ...

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