"That guy doesn't know a thing about basketball," Durant said of Bayless before the Thunder faced Memphis on Monday night...I'll stick up for all my guys, especially against a guy that I have never seen at an NBA game before. It just starts to get sickening when you hear somebody talk about your teammate like that almost every day. So I'll stick up for him every single day."Always nice to see someone tell Bayless to back off.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Durant: Skip Bayless Doesn't Know Shit About Basketball
Let me state for the record: ESPN analyst Skip Bayless is entertaining and tolerable in small doses. He's the kind of guy you knew growing up - the guy who knew his was smart, and made sure everyone else know that he was the smartest person in the room. His personality rubbed many of his peers the wrong way, and was probably the social pariah for being such a smug, know-it-all prick. He can also be Johnny-on-the-spot on a few topics in sports, like LeBron James choking in big-game moments, on this year's Super Bowl XLVI champs, and on Tiger's psyche being shot to hell. That said, Bayless is a loudmouthed, arrogant douchebag, knows he is a loudmouthed, arrogant douchebag, and gets off on it for the sake of being a Trending Topic on Twitter and for high ratings. One of Bayless's favorite targets has been Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. Almost every single day, Bayless hammers the point home that Westbrook is about "me first", that he's a cancer in the lockerroom, etc. And it looks like Kevin Durant has had just about enough of hearing Skip bash his fellow teammate.