Matt Barnes claims he saved Skip Bayless from being yelled at twice.
Former NBA player, current ESPN analyst, and host of the All the Smoke podcast, Barnes, in video replying to Bayless about his controversial tweet about the Bengals-Bills game being postponed. posted on Instagram earlier this week. The video seems to have been deleted now.
In his video, Burns said Bayless’ tweet was “blatant disrespect” towards Hamlin, who is in the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. and claimed the coach wanted a “f–k skip up.”
“I know, personally, that I had to work out two situations,” Barnes said. “One with the coaches and one with the NBA players. They wanted to skip up f–k. Last year personally I had to reach out to Unc and set up a conversation for those who wanted to f–k Skip up Luckily cold heads prevailed but my opinion Well, it went too far.”
Bayless said during “Monday Night Football” when he tweeted his concerns about the postponement of the Week 17 game after Buffalo safety Dummer Hamlin received CPR from medical personnel in the first quarter. attacked. The 24-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.
“There’s no doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game, but how?” Bayless tweeted At the time. “At the end of the season, a game of this magnitude is critical to the regular season outcome…it suddenly seems pointless.”
Barnes, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and won a championship with the Warriors in 2017, did not name any players or coaches involved in the alleged incident. A certain Shannon Sharpe explained that he seems sick of the FS1 show.
“Shannon had, or really has, a lot of love for a guy, but you can even see Shannon being sick of it,” Barnes said. Ego, arrogance and rudeness have always been on this level so someone is going to hurt Skip but now I think it has reached a new level and now he disrespects Shannon co-host doing.
“…This guy Skip is all bad. He thinks he can say what he wants and do what he wants and has no repercussions. There may be no repercussions from his work.” Hmm, someone will run over to Skip and hurt this guy.I don’t know if it’s 2023 or 2024, but it’s coming.”
Early in the video, Burns elaborated on Sharpe’s apparent dissatisfaction with “Undisputed”, noting that his body language seemed tense.
“I just feel [as] Lately he’s been very, very disrespectful, and that’s normal, but he’s been that way with Shannon,” Barnes said. I could see him taking a deep breath without jumping over and snapping the man’s neck, but I think the day of the skip is coming, but maybe not in terms of firing.
Sharpe skipped Tuesday’s episode of “Undisputed” and called out Bayless’ tweets when he returned Wednesday.
“Skip tweeted something. I don’t agree with that tweet but I hope Skip deletes it,” Sharpe said at the time, before continuing to interrupt his monologue. counterattacked against Bayless.
even though i sent apology On Monday, Bayless backed up his tweet, refusing to have Sharp delete it, adding that no one at Fox took issue with it.
Barnes joined many former and current athletes in the NFL and NBA in blaming Bayless in a tweet about the Bengals vs. Bills game.
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson, who co-hosted Burns’ “All the Smoke,” said: Threatened to ‘Slap Sitoutta’ [Bayless]In a tweet, he wrote, “All respect is gone.”
free agent nba point guard Isaiah Thomas replied to Bayless, writes: Just thinking about the game makes me so sad.
Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens reposted Bayless’s tweet on Instagram, calling it “the meanest tweet ever” and adding, “I hope you lose your job!!” added.
On Friday, Bills said Hamlin’s breathing tube was removed overnight, according to UCMC doctors. Hamlin has been in the intensive care unit in critical condition since being admitted to the hospital Monday night after suffering a cardiac arrest in the first quarter.
“He continues to make impressive progress in his recovery.” bills said“His neurological function is intact and he is able to communicate with his family and care team.”
Hamlin also did a FaceTime with the team on Friday and said, “I love my boys.”
The NFL announced Thursday that the Week 17 game between the Bills and Bengals will not resume and has been cancelled.