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Ben Simmons is recovering from back surgery, and he’s also come down with a touch of schadenfreude. The Nets star liked a tweet from Skip Bayless on Thursday night, in which the “Undisputed” host excoriated Philadelphia 76ers scorer James Harden for his poor performance in an elimination game against the Miami Heat. “James Harden typically no-showed in the second half of this closeout game,” Bayless wrote. “Now he’s mostly just another Jim Harden. Ben Simmons eventually will make this trade look so phoolish for Philly.”
The full rankings, released this week, caught the eye of someone over at Fox Sports 1. “Undisputed” with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe dedicated a full 11-minute segment to the list. “That USA TODAY actually put LeBron James No. 2 on the all-time list? You’re kidding. What are you talking about?” Bayless said. “This is nothing but a politically correct choice. It’s because they don’t want to burn the bridge to LeBron and his inner-circle, who are very powerful.” “LeBron James is disqualified from the second spot on this list,” Bayless said before criticizing the star’s free throw shooting.
ESPN made a full-court press to reunite Skip Bayless with Stephen A. Smith, The Post has learned. The duo would have done a daily ESPN+ show together, while being splashed all over ESPN, including weekly spots on the “Monday Night Football” halftime show. After lengthy negotiations, it culminated in Fox Sports retaining Bayless with a four-year, $32 million contract, according to sources.