ESPN has officially put Grantland on hold after Bill Simmons departure six months ago. Grantland has been an ever-growing blog that has gained a lot of attention since its birth. After Grantland started losing many of their famous writes, ESPN had no choice but to close down Grantland. Many staff on Grantland’s payroll were not too pleased with this news and were supposedly not treated well:
I loved everyone I worked with at G and loved what we built. Watching good/kind/talented people get treated so callously = simply appalling.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 30, 2015
Grantland will always be remembered as basketball for smart people, but now that it has taken a turn for the worse, one would question what Simmons has up his sleeve. Only time will tell.