The NBA’s dunk contest was in the news recently after G-Leaguer Mac McClung took it by storm and was described by many as a huge success.
However, Fox Sports 1 analyst Skip Bayless found a way to attack LeBron James again. Bayless, a Michael Jordan fan, has compared James to the Bulls legend on numerous occasions, and he did it again last night by bringing up MJ’s historic All-Star Dunk Contest moment.
Bayless was very active on Twitter during the dunk contest and took the opportunity to criticize LeBron for never attending the event. Bayless recalled MJ’s three dunk contest appearances and his iconic free throw dunk that undermined LeBron’s status as a GOAT and questioned his ability to match MJ’s performances. Bayless tweeted, “It’s just too bad LeBron never did a single dunk contest…while Michael Jordan did three and pulled off the most iconic dunk of all time by lifting off the free throw line.” I’ve never been anything like MJ, the undisputed GOAT.”
It’s just too bad LeBron never did a single dunk contest…while Michael Jordan did three and pulled off the most iconic dunk of all time by lifting off the free throw line. I’ve never been anything like MJ, the undisputed GOAT.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 19, 2023
While it’s true that LeBron has never competed in the dunk contest, Skip’s criticism is a bit overblown. He’s right that LeBron could have set a benchmark for other players by participating, but we’ll never know what kind of dunks the Lakers superstar would have shown the world had he participated.
However, given his reputation, it’s safe to assume that LeBron’s dunks would have been something special.
It’s not the first time Skip Bayless has attacked LeBron, but that’s all part of it. LeBron has a great legacy and has accomplished many things in his career, but he will always have critics.
In the end, the dunk contest was a huge success, and LeBron’s absence didn’t detract from the excitement of the event. It’s just another opportunity for Skip Bayless to attack LeBron and continue his comparisons to Michael Jordan, whom he considers the undisputed GOAT of the NBA.
https://www.sportszion.com/skip-bayless-takes-jab-at-lebron-james-again-this-time-referring-nba-legend-michael-jordans-historic-all-star-moment/ Skip Bayless meets LeBron James again this time, referencing NBA legend Michael Jordan’s historic all-star moment