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Skip Bayless Won’t Give LeBron Credit, So Shannon Sharpe Mocks Him With Live Goat

“Bayless remained true to form, downplaying James’ accomplishments again on Monday’s Undisputed.”

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co-host Skip Bayless seems to be fixated on LeBron James recently. Not only did he devote two separate segments of the FS1 program Monday to downplaying  James and the Los Angeles Lakers recent NBA title, he also compared Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to James when discussing Prescott’s career-threatening injury, a compound right ankle fracture. Bayless has also been active from his personal twitter account expressing his opinions on both topics.

Bayless, who has a long history of downplaying James’ accomplishments, began the process from his personal Twitter account just minutes after James won his fourth NBA Title on Sunday.

Bayless remained true to form, downplaying James’ accomplishments again on Monday’s Undisputed.

“These championship rings should be made of Cubic Zirconia and have a big asterisk inscribed on the inside that says ‘avoided Clippers’”, Bayless said. “You (the Lakers) avoided the one team that could have knocked you off, the one team that the odds makers had as favorites going into these pandemic playoffs. You got to play a team whose center is only as tall as your point guard… You were prohibitive favorites to win.”

It is likely that similar comments from Bayless and others that caused James to say after the Championship game, where he was named Finals MVP,  “I want my damn respect”.

Bayless also took issue with that statement.

“I was shocked that LeBron acknowledged all the doubt that’s out there about him,” Bayless said. “Some of it emanates from this side of the table (Bayless) but a lot of people inside and outside of basketball have doubts. LeBron is wrongly compared to Michael Jordan as the greatest player of all time. I covered Michael Jordan. I can’t imagine him saying, ‘I want my damn respect’. That’s because Michael Jordan is universally acknowledged as the greatest athlete to play any sport… There are probably even Laker fans who won’t say that about LeBron.”

Bayless’s Undisputed co-host was not having the disrespect. Shannon Sharpe mocked Bayless and his on-going vendetta against LeBron by brining a live goat onto the show’s set.

The LeBron topic then made the crossover from the hardwood to the gridiron as Bayless compared the toughness of Dak Prescott to that of James.

“I have raved about him ever since he was in college and I did on that other show on ESPN (First Take),” Bayless said. “From the first time I saw him pay in the NFL against the Rams .I knew he could be a franchise quarterback,” Bayless said. “Early yesterday, against the woeful Giants, we were down 17-3.Then the defense starts to cause some turnovers. Maybe there is some hope. I thought maybe this was our day, and then the injury happens. It took me a minute to process what just happened because he had been LeBron-esque ironman.”

Stats seem to back up Bayless’ point, as Prescott has yet to miss a regular season start in his five year career while James has also been relatively durable during his 17 year career. Although, it should be noted that it wasn’t even a month ago that Bayless questioned Prescott’s toughness and fitness to lead a team after the Cowboys’ quarterback admitted to suffering from depression during the early days of the Covid-19 Pandemic and after his brother’s suicide.

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Warriors Fans Throw Objects At Charles Barkley On Inside the NBA Set

“Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.”

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Charles Barkley is no stranger to being the object of fans’ ire. The cities of San Antonio and Cleveland have a history of being the butt of the Round Mound of Rebound’s jokes. Thursday night in San Francisco, fans of the Warriors took things to a different level, throwing objects at Barkley on the Inside the NBA set.

The TNT studio show was broadcasting live from outside the Chase Center. The crowd chanted “Chuck, you suck!” at Barkley before the game. After Golden State clinched a birth in the NBA Finals, things got physical.

Fans threw things at the set, including a rolled-up t-shirt, which hit Charles Barkley in the back of the head. That resulted in Barkley leaving his seat and bowing up to the audience.

“Come on Chuck!” Ernie Johnson pleaded as Kenny Smith repeatedly said “Sit down Chuck.”

Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.

Now that the Western Conference Finals are over, TNT’s NBA schedule has concluded. That doesn’t mean Charles Barkley won’t return to San Francisco for the NBA Finals, but it is highly unlikely given the reception he has received there.

Barkley spent most of the postseason telling Golden State fans they were annoying and need to shut up and saying the city of San Francisco has “dirty ass streets”.

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Jon Miller To Call MLB Sunday Leadoff Game On Peacock

“According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict.”

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Legendary play-by-play man Jon Miller will be returning to the national broadcast booth on Sunday. He will call the San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds game for Peacock. He’ll be joined in the booth by Barry Larkin and Shawn Estes.

According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict. Benetti, the regular play-by-play voice of Peacock’s MLB Sunday Leadoff, is also the television voice of the Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago has prioritized this weekend’s series between the White Sox and Cubs, making Benetti unavailable to the national broadcast.

Miller has been calling Giants games since 1997 and previously shared the Sunday Night Baseball booth on ESPN with hall of famer Joe Morgan.

The broadcast, called MLB Sunday Leadoff, will begin at 11 a.m. with pregame coverage hosted by Ahmed Fareed. The game broadcast begins at 11:30 a.m.

The game will take place in an exclusive two-hour broadcast window prior to the start of the rest of the league’s day of games.

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Amazon Eyeing Pat McAfee For Thursday Night Football Megacast

“No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.’

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First it was the Mannings. Now it’s McAfee. Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reports that Pat McAfee could be at the center of an alternate broadcast of Thursday Night Football on Amazon in the 2022 season.

No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.

Rumors of Amazon’s interest in McAfee began to bubble up last month. While he never directly addressed them, he did make mention on his show that he was “up to something” and insinuated that Amazon wasn’t the only company he was talking to.

McAfee has said on his show in the past that he wants to be part of an NFL broadcast. However, he is firm in that it would not be in the broadcast booth.

“I can’t call games. Not yet,” McAfee said on a show in February. “Have to be done with this show to call games. Because that’s like a 3-day, 4-day thing.” 

In addition to his daily show, McAfee is also committed to the WWE. He is on the road for Smackdown every Friday.

There is no word on exactly what a Pat McAfee-centered broadcast would look like. When reports first came out regarding discussions with McAfee, Ryan Glasspiegel of The New York Post reported that moving The Pat McAfee Show to Amazon was on the table. If that happens, it would make sense to use his entire crew on the Thursday Night Football presentation.

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