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Bill Simmons To Charles Pierce: 'You Came Off Like A Spurned Lover'

Author and ESPN writer Bill Simmons lashed out at writer Charles P. Pierce today on twitter, citing why he changed part of his book, "The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy."

"Hey CPP: took you out of TBOB cuz you trashed it without ever mentioning that you used to email me all the time until I told you to eff off," Simmons tweeted.

Pierce wrote a review, which was posted on Deadspin, blasting Simmons' book in Nov. 2009.

Simmons also tweeted that he thought Pierce's review was dishonest and that he "came off like a spurned lover."

Pierce responded to the tweets in his blog, calling Simmons a "mendacious, whiny little thin-skinned bag of breeze."

The paperback version of Simmons' book was released last week.

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Hey CPP: took you out of TBOB cuz you trashed it without ever mentioning that you used to email me all the time until I told you to eff off.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitterBill Simmons

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I just thought it was dishonest. You came off like a spurned lover in that piece. But seriously, good luck with your red-hot career.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitterBill Simmons

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