Charles Barkley Rips Skip Bayless For Hating On LeBron

Charles Barkley Rips Skip Bayless For Hating On LeBron

Published on June 16th, 2012

TNT's NBA analyst Charles Barkley ripped ESPN's Skip Bayless in a recent interview, for being the biggest LeBron hater....

Posted by Daye Kaba
TNT's NBA analyst Charles Barkley ripped ESPN's Skip Bayless in a recent interview with on the Dan Le Batard show on Miami’s 790 the Ticket, for being the biggest LeBron hater. It happened during an interview where Barkley spoke on many different topics, including a night when Larry Bird drank him under the table:
On getting drunk under the table by Larry Bird:
Charles: I made the mistake of going out drinking with [Larry Bird] one night and I still to this day do not remember how I got back to my hotel room. Larry does Budweiser, and for some reason Budweiser is the strongest beer in the world. Like, I can drink a case of Corona but if I drink like 10 Budweisers something bad al–like I’m not gonna remember it.
Dan: I want to hear about this night, though. You and Larry went to drink Budweisers and he drank you under the table?
Charles: He drank me under the table. I still don’t know how I got back to my room, Dan.
The ringleader of the LeBron Haters?
“It’s all led by old punk ass Skip Bayless.”
The LeBron hatred for “The Decision” has definitely overstayed its welcome and resistance to it is starting to subside in light of new evidence. Here’s what I wrote in February:
Interestingly (at least to me), LeBron recently demonstrated humility, admitting that he made a mistake with the way he handled ‘The Decision’ while forgiving Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert for harsh comments made in its wake: “He said what he said out of anger,” James said. “He probably would want to take that back, but I made a mistake, too. There’s some things I want to take back as well. You learn from your mistakes and move on.” He opened the door for a possible return to Cleveland.
Sportswriters and fans have projected their dislike of LeBron’s personality and ego into a need to find flaws in his game. He’s heard all the criticism, internalized it, used it as motivation to improve his inside game and overall efficiency, and is playing with a chip on his shoulder. The most naturally gifted athlete in the history of the NBA–and perhaps professional sports–is playing with “Nobody Believes in Me” vigor.
After LeBron wins his first title, there will be a lot less haters, and he will gain more respect. He just has to do it though. 
Skip Bayless is just ridiculous. He would make sense if he hated on LeBron at the right times, but he lost credibility following Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, when he had negative things to say about the guy that scored 45pts, grabbed 15rbs and dished out 8 asts to save his team from elimination, aka LeBron James.


Comment (2)

I cant stand bayless either enough on hating on lebron he takes it way to personal all he does is rip on the guy ESPN shame on you for keeping a guy like this in the air. Lebron is the best player in the league right now and he's the face of the NBA like it or not oh yeah he's also a champion now so shut the F@%& up already your all made cause you sucked in basketball and in life so you get a job like this so you can talk Sh*& about other people, Hey ESPN did you know that there are Petitions all over the internet that want this guy fired look it up you will see. GET THIS GUY OFF THE AIR ALREADY!!!!!!!
#1 - Ant - 19/08/2012 - 06:36
I am not sure but he has been a sports enthusiast his whole life . He is not an athlete & his opinions are extreme for someone that never played.
And too personal. I have to take him with a grain
of salt. Not always a skip fan.
#2 - Dwight W Lewis - 28/05/2013 - 00:41
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