Six years after first ranting about John Wall doing the Dougie before his home debut, Colin Cowherd finally apologized to the Wizards point guard. Credit Bill Simmons, who criticized Cowherd last October for his opinions about Wall, with the assist.

“By the way, did you apologize to John Wall yet?” Simmons, who considers Cowherd a friend, asked on Cowherd’s Fox Sports 1 show on Thursday. “That’s my least favorite Cowherd take. Just back off. Call it a day.”

After some back-and-forth, during which Cowherd suggested that he had said “a lot of nice things” about Wall over the years, Cowherd said the magic words.

“I apologize right now to John Wall,” Cowherd said.

“Nice!” Simmons replied. “You did it. Oh, I’m so happy.”

Sincere or not, the apology provides some closure for a story of obsession that began in November 2010, when Cowherd first ranted about Wall’s Dougie.

“Before the game started, he spent 34 seconds doing the Dougie,” Cowherd said then. “That tells me all I need to know about J-Wow. Then he opened his mouth later and confirmed it: not a sharp guy. All about him.”

Cowherd has mentioned Wall doing the Dougie as a sign of his immaturity and lack of leadership abilities approximately every other month — give or take a few — for the past six years.

In December of 2014, Cowherd said he thought that Wall had “grown up,” but he refused to retract anything he had said about him.

“If you’re looking for apologies, you’re fishing off the wrong pier,” Cowherd said.

Since then, Cowherd has compared Wall to NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel, making Thursday’s apology momentous. Watch the entire thing below.