Charles Barkley took some time to verbalize Skip Bayless while on “NBA On TNT” on Tuesday night.
“Take this, Skip Bayless,” said Barkley. “I hope you heard me, America, Skip Bayless, take that with your punk ass,” Barkley said. “You know I can’t stand him.”
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Bayless said he heard the comment and will reply later.
I heard you, Charles. Will answer the undisputed of tomorrow. Love you too.
– Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 19, 2020
Barkley made the comment while Damian Lillard played highlights. Lillard and Bayless got involved earlier this month when Lillard called the Fox Sports analyst a clown.
“I’ve never bought anything through you, Fam,” Lillard Bayless tweeted. “You’re a joke. And after our private convo full of backpedaling, you’ll never have my respect.”
Bayless continued his criticism of Lillard after the Trail Blazers defeated the Grizzlies in the NBA play-in game. The sports analyst asked if Lillard was a true superstar.
Strange: Damian Lillard, SUPERstar, didn’t score any field goals in the fourth quarter, but his teammates took over and erased an 8-point lead with the non-retiring Griz. Lady Time ??? Superstar ???
– Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 15, 2020
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Lillard didn’t deserve the criticism at all, but he proved the doubters were wrong in Tuesday night’s angry win against the Lakers. Lillard finished the race with 34 points while shooting 6 of 13 from 3 point range. He did particularly well in the clutch and hit three 3-pointers at the end of the fourth quarter.
While Barkley defended Lillard in his Bayless review, he also has a long-standing feud with the sports analyst. During a 2017 interview on The Dan Patrick Show, Barkley said he was ready to kill Bayless.
“If I get sick and die, how about you bring Skip Bayless in here and kill him live on national TV,” Barkley said. “Just bring him in here. Only when I know I’m going to die because I just want to take Skip Bayless into a room once and hit him like a dog.”
In 2013 he also said on “NBA On TNT”, “If I could get Skip Bayless into a room, you would need DNA to find out who he is.”
Whatever Bayless answers on his Wednesday morning show, don’t expect Barkley to ever change his mind.