If the title Skip Bayless rings a bell, it ought to. The FOX Sports activities talker mercilessly defamed the Miami Warmth final yr throughout their wild trip to the NBA Finals.
Bayless, a self-proclaimed San Antonio Spurs fan, gave the bubble busters zero credit score. He additionally bashed the Warmth in 2012 and 2013 attributable to his immense hatred for LeBron James. So why are we even speaking about him? As a result of he makes extra money than at the least two Miami Warmth stars.
The 69-year-old’s title beginning trending on Twitter when particulars of his reported four-year, $32 million contract leaked. In accordance with the New York Put up, Bayless turned down a profitable provide from ESPN to stay at FOX Sports activities. That may make Bayless value $Eight million per yr, or $4.2 million greater than Tyler Herro and $2.9 million greater than Bam Adebayo. And there are solely 5 Warmth gamers who will rake in additional loot than Bayless in 2021: Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic, Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk, Meyers Leonard.
Dime Journal launched a listing of gamers getting paid much less cash than Skip Bayless this yr 😯
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— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 4, 2021
ESPN had been making an attempt to reunite Bayless with Stephen A. Smith, his former “First Take” accomplice and decades-old pal. The World Huge Chief provided him a deal someplace within the $30 million vary, per the New York Put up, however it wasn’t sufficient. Neither ESPN nor Bayless needed to elaborate on the finer factors of the negotiations.
Oh, nicely, so the Lakers win it in six and it offers this LeBron Finals opponent credibility the Warmth do not deserve. This stays LeBron’s best path to a hoop. This could’ve been a sweep. Jordan by no means obtained to play a Finals opponent as straightforward as this one.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 10, 2020
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Leonard Destroyed Bayless for Insensitive Feedback
Earlier this yr, Leonard completely destroyed Bayless for making insensitive feedback about Dak Prescott following his brother’s suicide. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback admitted to affected by deep bouts of despair and Bayless refused him any compassion. That’s when the Warmth large man went off and rightfully so.
Completely disgraceful. You’re a coward. Shut your dumb ass mouth and discover one thing good to say about somebody. Psychological well being is INCREDIBLY necessary and other people needs to be trustworthy. By the way in which.. it doesn’t present weak point. It does the alternative. God Bless Dak and his household. 🙏🏼🤝🔨 https://t.co/tsTGx5nSq3
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) September 10, 2020
Leonard, who’s out for the yr after present process shoulder surgical procedure, has been very vocal about his personal battle with despair. Nervousness consumed him in 2016 and he revealed his struggles in 2019.
“To be frank with you guys, I used to be depressed,” Leonard mentioned, by way of Open Court docket. “I had nervousness pulling as much as our area, I imply it was unhealthy. I didn’t need to go in public for fearing what folks considered me, however I’m joyful to know right here I’m on the opposite facet of it. It wasn’t straightforward to cope with, however I’m proud to be right here right now. And it wouldn’t have occurred with out my spouse and quite a lot of caring folks.”
Butler In, Adebayo Out versus Pelicans
Miami acquired some excellent news forward of Thursday evening’s recreation versus the New Orleans Pelicans. Butler traveled with the group and was cleared to play after lacking two straight contests attributable to proper knee irritation. On the flip facet, Adebayo was downgraded from questionable to out as he continues to battle his personal knee points. The Warmth (17-18) and Pelicans (15-20) tip-off at 8:30 p.m. in New Orleans.
#MIAvsNOP INJURY UPDATE: Jimmy Butler (knee) shall be out there for tonight’s video games vs the Pelicans.
Bam Adebayo (knee) has been dominated out.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) March 4, 2021
“If we win we’ll be again to .500 once more so go into the [All-Star] break at .500, you recognize 0-Zero begin,” Herro advised reporters after Tuesday’s 94-80 loss. “The subsequent recreation is large for us.”