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World's most obnoxious sports commentator tries to kiss up to NBA star, gets slapped in return

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Skip Bayless, co-host of Fox Sports' "Undisputed," has a reputation for being the "most hated man in sports." And it's a reputation he has earned for his predictions, analysis, and overall bad takes.

Sports TV viewers rip their hair out watching him — though they apparently watch him enough to keep him on the air.

Sports figures don't care for him. Just ask Sir Charles. For example:

  • This summer, Barkley said he hates "punk-ass Skip Bayless" because the sportscaster "cherry-picks the guys he likes and the guys he don’t like."
  • On another occasion, Barkley said, "The only thing I want to do is put my foot up Skip's ass" and "I ain't never going to like Skip Bayless."
  • Several years ago, he said, "If I could get Skip Bayless in a room, you’d need DNA to find out who it was."

Lest you think that Barkley is the lone sports star who loathes Bayless, think again.

Even athletes Bayless sucks up to hate him.

The Fox Sports host couldn't stop himself from slobbering all over Brooklyn Nets star Keven Durant for his powerful performance Tuesday in an overtime win over Toronto. KD had himself a triple-double while lifting his short-manned team (only eight players were suited up, while the rest of the team was in COVID protocol) to a big win.

So Bayless took to Twitter to kiss up to KD (and slip in a rip on LeBron James).

"The Best Player on the Planet was at it again tonight in Brooklyn, going assassin in overtime for the COVID-rocked Nets. Nothing like Kevin Durant. You watch, Bron?" he wrote.

KD wasn't about to let himself to be sucked into Bayless' world and let him know it.

"I really don't like u," KD replied.

You hate to see it.

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