‘It’s another mysterious LeBron injury’: Skip Bayless questions LA Lakers star’s status after NBA’s top scorer played on with issue… as Shannon Sharpe snaps back by asking if he’s ‘calling James a LIAR’ in heated exchange
Fox Sports analyst Skip Bayless was skeptical of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James‘ injury as he demanded co-host Shannon Sharpe revealed the full details of it.
It was announced on Monday that James had a foot injury and that he’d be missing ‘significant time’ as a result.
On the latest episode of Skip & Shannon: Undisputed, Bayless called the circumstances of James’ absence ‘another mysterious LeBron injury.’
He then demanded that his co-host Shannon Sharpe – a friend of LeBron’s – tell the public on the show exactly what the injury was. Sharpe took offense to Bayless’s insinuation, taking him to task and pointing out that he doesn’t believe the same things about other superstar athletes.
‘Why is it when LeBron James – or someone said there’s something wrong with LeBron James, you either said it’s not that serious or he’s lying; but you’ve never called into question when Tom Brady said anything?,’ Sharpe questioned. ‘Tom Brady had offseason surgery “he had it”, how do you know? Did you perform the surgery?’
Fox Sports analyst Skip Bayless questioned LeBron James’ injury on Undisputed on Tuesday
Bayless expressed skepticism, demanding co-host Shannon Sharpe reveal details of the injury
James was courtside in a boot as the Los Angeles Lakers battled the Memphis Grizzlies
James shared his frustration onto his Instagram story Monday night, writing ‘f***in sucks’
Bayless then asked Sharpe if he was accusing Brady of lying, to which Sharpe replied, ‘If you’re calling LeBron James a liar about his injury, I’m absolutely calling Tom Brady a liar about his.’
Bayless then went on to share more reasons why he’s skeptical. ‘What exactly is his injury, Mr. Sharpe?,’ Bayless retorted. ‘You’re close, you’re in the inner circle.’
‘I need to know what the injury is. They won’t even say what the injury is. It’s another mysterious LeBron injury.’
When asked again by Sharpe if he thought LeBron was lying, Bayless replied, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know anything. Why don’t you tell us what the injury is?’
Bayless followed up his rant on the show with a series of Tweets later on Tuesday evening – around the time the Lakers took on the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers went on to lose 121-109.
Once again, as James sat at the end of the Lakers bench wearing a boot, Bayless questioned the validity of LeBron’s injury again.
He began saying: ‘The mystery grows: For weeks neither the Lakers nor LeBron would say what was wrong with his LEFT foot.
‘Ankle? Foot sprain? Toe? Now we’re left in the dark about his RIGHT foot, which somehow was injured on a routine drive to the basket. If he “heard something pop,” what popped?
‘Near the end of the 1st quarter, LeBron walked (limped?) out to the Lakers’ bench in Memphis wearing some kind of protective walking boot,’ Bayless continued.
Bayless continued sharing his thoughts on James’ absence during a Twitter rant Tuesday
‘What he did in Dallas, playing the entire 4th q on that foot, scoring 11 more pts, was nothing short of miraculous.
Minutes later, Bayless added, ‘Did LeBron get an MRI, as was reported he would? Did he get 2nd/3rd opinions from foot specialists, as reported?
‘No idea. He’s still with the team in Memphis, even though the latest is the team will wait 2 weeks to evaluate his progress.
Later, Bayless tweeted, ‘Wait, now Shams is reporting that LeBron’s RIGHT foot – the one now in the medical boot – has been bothering him since January and that he played through IT???
‘What about the LEFT foot that kept him out the 3 games before the All-Star break??? I am so confused.’