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KIA NBA Countdown’s Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons help Tosh.0 with profile of ‘greatest Nerf dunker ever’

ESPN NBA Countdown analysts Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose appeared on Tosh.O.
ESPN KIA NBA Countdown analysts Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose appeared on Tosh.O.

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.”

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