Memphis is a city that will dislike you for saying one thing they disagree with and love you for saying a few things they do agree with.
The ESPN analyst, who recently visited Memphis for the first time during the Western Conference Finals, also said some really nice stuff about the Bluff City. But you won’t see any of those favorable quotes making national headlines.
“We really loved Memphis. That is a fun city to hang out in for four days.”
“Nice compacted downtown…Good food.”
“We rode the trolley, that was kind of fun.”
“Very unassuming city. They are just nice people.”
“The best part about Memphis is we went to this place, Gus’s Fired Chicken. One of the 10 best restaurants in America probably.”
“The Memphis people were nice.”
Plus at the end of the ‘controversial’ podcast, Simmons’ partner Jalen Rose declared Memphis as the No. 1 NBA city for African American players to visit.