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ESPN’s Skip Bayless Exposed As A High School Fraud

Submitted by on April 11, 2012 – 9:44 am3 Comments
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Everybody’s favorite sports talking head and LeBron James hater Skip Bayless took to Twitter recently to prove that he was a high school basketball stud in order to add credibility to his basketball opinions. Amongst his tweets, Bayless mentioned that his days as a player at Northwest Classen High School were Al Bundy-esque. Not only was he the “MVP of a state-wide basketball camp over future D1 players,” but Bayless also claimed he started for his team as they lost in the state finals. He was criticized by his coach for not being a traditional point guard and thought of himself as a “Pistol” Pete Maravich-type. His high school history pretty much solidified that he could speak on players like Russell Westbrook and LeBron.

Then he got exposed.

TheLostOgle.com did a little digging and found the 1969 and 1970 yearbooks of Northwest Classen High School; which were the junior and senior years for the stud player Bayless. The yearbook also featured statistics for the basketball team and they found Bayless. Bayless did play basketball, but it wasn’t for varsity. You see, Skip Bayless was a junior playing for the junior varsity team. He was the leader though. As for his senior year, Bayless did play for the varsity team that went 20-2 and lost in the state championship. However, that whole MVP thing was pretty off base. Bayless scored 21 points in 15 games. No, not 21 points per game. 21 points total. That averages to about 1.4 points a game.

Yikes.

Now watch as Jalen Rose ethers him on ESPN First Take.

Damn Skippy. That was really a douchebag move buddy.

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3 Comments »

  • are you kidding me? says:

    Hey Andreas Hale, don’t write articles like this. This is PRECISELY what the debate touched on today, Media going overboard for the sake of making a splash. I watch the show everyday without fail, and what you wrote did happen but not in the context you wrote above. Skip was simply trying to make his point yesterday by asking Jalen “and what were you?”, when debating that Russell Westbrook is not a true point-guard. Skip’s point, thinking Jalen was going to reply “a point-guard”, was that Jalen was a pass-first, facilitator, and could therefore understand Skip’s point. Jalen took it personally, which he took out of context, and ripped back at Skip by bringing up a tweet in which Skip mentioned something about his high school basketball career and didn’t get to clarify his point because of the 140 character limit. If you had watched or were concerned about the validity and accuracy of your column, you’d have learned what Skip meant when he tweeted what he did.

  • i second that... says:

    I totally agree with are you kidding me. I watch this show every day and Skip definitely had a valid explanation on today’s show for his high school stats. People constantly hate on Skip Bayless but he’s usually pretty dead on with his sports analysis. He was the first person I had ever heard call Lebron James a choker and now everyone has seen the light. People can say what they want about Tim Tebow’s statistics but the guy won football games. Everyone on ESPN said he was a joke and Skip Bayless only said he can win football games and that also proved true. Jalen Rose was being a pure hypocrite by saying Skip’s comments are insensitive to people’s families yet starred in a documentary insulting Grant Hill and calling him a bitch.

  • Jay says:

    This was awesome seeing Bayless get his card pulled. I’m unsure of what sparked this whole thing in the first place, but Skip Bayless is fame hungry, so seeing him get put in his place is always fun to see.

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