Like Skip Bayless, Charles Barkley is also unafraid to express his displeasure over Bayless’ habit of often cooking up stories.
Bayless has consistently targeted LeBron James about almost everything. From LeBron James’ age to his eating and sleeping habits, his third-highest shooting this season, his injuries, etc. The bloody brawl with Isaiah Stewart in the Lakers vs Pistons has lifted the curtain for Bayless as he continued to call LeBron cheap and dirty on National Television.
Criticism is one aspect of a player’s career and he/she has to get used to it but so is the sports analyst. Representing a sport through commentary gives them the leverage to recount what happened and not disparage any player to the point where it becomes an issue.
Charles Barkley expresses his displeasure with Skip Bayless
NBA legend Charles Barkley is the announcer of TNT’s Inside the NBA show. He’s bold in his statements, and this time he’s not letting his displeasure with non-controversial host Skip Bayless go unannounced either.
On Thursday, Barkley appeared on the “Pat Mac Free Show.” That half-hour conversation covered almost all of Barkley’s preferences for the NBA. He commented on how he finds it ridiculous that people are still comparing Michael Jordan and LeBron James decades after Jordan retired. And, people are just not letting it go but weaving stories around it to attract people for a click.
He say, “I think when you don’t have talent, you have to create nonsense to talk about it. Michael has been retired for 30 years… When they go on radio or TV, you know you’ll get clicks when you refer Michael to LeBron.”
Then he talked about Fox Sport1 host Skip Bayless. Charles added, “Everybody knows I hate Skip Bayless. Because I think he’s the king of, ‘I’ll just say sh*t so everyone’s going crazyy on me. ‘”
He added, “I hate people who are always wrong, and when they get it (right), they go crazy bragging about it. That drove me crazy. ”
Charles Barkley has made it clear that he doesn’t like the way the media uses the names of NBA players not to explain but to entice them into some nasty polls by plotting them against each other to get large audience.
The relationship between Charles and Skip is nothing new but it seems to have become more strained over the years. The omission of unfiltered and uncensored facts amuses audiences at times but the fact that he is scrutinized by all players when others can’t make him a fun character on broadcast channels.
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