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Skip Bayless Slams Lakers Star LeBron James For Being ‘Shockingly’ Out of Shape

by Quentin Blount
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Sports personality Skip Bayless slammed NBA superstar LeBron James on Thursday on the Fox Sports’ talk show Undisputed.

Bayless is a well-known personality on cable TV. He’s been around the sports entertainment world for years and is known for having some of the hottest takes. One of Bayless’ go-to’s, however, is slamming LeBron James. He has a long history of making personal attacks at James, one of the greatest NBA players of this era. So his latest comments come as little surprise.

While debating with co-host Shannon Sharpe on Undisputed, Bayless said that James looked out of shape in his first preseason action with the Lakers. In what has been a shortened offseason, Skip thinks that LeBron possibly spent too much time celebrating the Lakers winning the 2020 NBA Finals.

“LeBron looked shockingly out of condition to me and I did not see that coming,” Bayless said. “He’s been celebrating, it’s one thing to play Horse in the backyard with Bronny, it’s another to play an NBA basketball game, even preseason against the Suns.”

Skip Bayless Has a History of Attacking LeBron James

If he wasn’t before, Bayless is becoming borderline obsessive with his takes on LeBron James. Most of his takes, ironically, come when James is consistently performing at his best. Sometimes, Bayless makes comments with a little bit of a smirk and a gleeful edge. But other times, his comments come off as downright spiteful.

James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a championship in 2016. He and the Cavs shocked the world in a game-seven upset against the stacked Golden State Warriors. Even then, Bayless had a hot take ready. “Please don’t tell me LeBron James, great as he is, will ever even sniff the legacy of Michael Jordan who went 6-0 in Finals with 6 MVPs.”

As James made his return to greatness after a rough initial year with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bayless was ready to fire once again with a perplexing comment.

“Carmelo Anthony, with a game-winner tonight, is making the case he’s the NBA’s best 35-year-old,” he said.

Bayless’ take came during a season where James was a frontrunner for the MVP award for the first time since 2013.

He even criticized James for putting on a dunking demonstration at one of his son’s high school games.

“He upstaged this poor kid. I don’t know what he was thinking,” Bayless said on Undisputed.

Up to this point, there has been no LeBron moment, no matter how monumental or amazing, that Skip won’t take a shot at.