Skip Bayless Rumors
The Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan called Bayless “a clown” and noted that this was “bigger than basketball.” The Spurs’ Rudy Gay called Bayless “a heartless clown.”
Charles Barkley knows how to get ratings. He said weird stuff all the time. He’s feuded with LeBron James and made fun of LaVar Ball. Now Barkley has said that if he had some kind of terminal illness, he would want to kill former ESPN and current Fox Sports talking head Skip Bayless.
It was the end part of a conversation Barkley had on The Dan Patrick Show this week, with Barkley quickly cramming it into the final minute of the show. “You know what we should do for ratings?” said Barkley, “If I get a disease and I’m gonna die, how about you get Skip Bayless in here and I kill him live on national television.”
It took all of five days and one Western Conference finals game to prove that hot take incorrect, as Russell Westbrook and the Thunder stormed into Oracle Arena and stole Game 1 in a come-from-behind victory. Now, OKC owns homecourt advantage and sits uncomfortably in the driver’s seat of this series. That tweet must’ve been stored in the back of Thunder sixth man Enes Kanter’s mind, since it took the Swiss-born and Turkish-raised backup center less than an hour to burn Bayless for his now cold take.