Oh, and he once suggested in a book that Troy Aikman was gay, because well, he was deep into his late 20's and had never been married... so BOOM, must be gay.
Aikman, to all appearances and a later marraige, does not appear gay. But, whatever. Skip's gotta go, with what makes Skip happy.
So apparently Skip took to Twitter recently to fluff up his HS hoops resume, in a needless credential check on his opinion that the Thunder's Russell Westbrook shoots too much. An opinion, about as controversial as "Carmelo Anthony is a ball hog."
Turns out, not every yearbook from Skip's high school days made the shredder, and thus, Skip is full of shit.
Yep, Skip Bayless scored a grand total of 21 points in 15 games as the “starting” point guard for the 1970 state runner-up. That averages out to 1.4 points per game. Considering his coach didn’t like him because he “shot too much,” you have to wonder how low his field goal shooting percentage was. And thank God we don’t have Skip’s stats for assists, rebounds or turnovers.
It would be sad to see John Hollinger’s brain explode while trying to figure out Skip’s PER.
Anyway, it’s pretty damn obvious that Skip Bayless over-exaggerated blatantly lied about his high school basketball athletic prowess just so he could appear more credible to his 500,000 Twitter followers. That’s pretty sad. It makes you wonder what other things he’s lied about during his 30+ year career as a well-known celebrity sports journalist and commentator. Maybe he’s the sports writing version of Scott Templeton and cited fake sources or just made things up in order to gain a following, like you know, claiming an A-list quarterback is gay. It wouldn’t surprise me, because if you’re going to lie about something that’s as dumb and stupid as your high school basketball career, you’ll probably lie about anything.
Read the whole expose here. And good work, LostOgle.com. I am certain, just CERTAIN that the "World Wide Leader" will be swinging into action, with an appropriate degree of discipline.
/shoots milk through nose.