On Tuesday night, KIA NBA Countdown analysts Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons traveled to a place few NBA analysts have been: the world of “Tosh.0.”
Simmons and Rose appeared on the popular Comedy Central show to contribute to a “mockumentary” dubbed 30 for 30.0 — a spin on the esteemed ESPN Films series 30 for 30.
The segment focuses on Ryan Tracht, who at the age of 12, put on a dazzling slam-dunk display in his parents’ basement with a Nerf basketball and a 6-foot, 6-inch toy hoop. Now, 23 years later, Simmons and Rose help to put Ryan’s. . . shall we say “cultural significance”. . . into perspective.
“Simmons and Rose give credit where credit is due: to Ryan, who was a pioneer, a Nerf artist and an inspiration to millions,” said Charlie Siskel, Tosh.0 executive producer. “Bill and Jalen are legends in basketball, so it was only fitting that they honor a legend like Ryan.”