Skip Bayless found a new, desperate way to get attention.
The professional sports provocateur has made a lucrative career by making LeBron James a punching bag of his and now he seems to be turning his sights toward the NBA star’s son, Bronny.
The 17-year-old went viral on Monday after dunking on another kid in a tournament in Europe, garnering praise from his father and pretty much anyone who can appreciate a good, posterizing dunk.
Bayless decided to go a different route.
While he did acknowledge that the dunk was “impressive,” he decided to compare the 17-year-old to his Hall of Fame bound father — one of the greats of all time — saying his dad would have threw down the dunk left-handed.
Ironically, it’s probably the only time he’s ever complimented LeBron — it just came at the cost of knocking his kid down a peg.
Bronny will probably hear the comparisons to his father for however long he plays the game, something lots of kids of pro athletes likely deal with, but it’s rather unfair to the kid.
When LeBron was his son’s age, he was already a star in the making and on his way to the NBA where he lived up to the enormous expectations of being a generational talent.
To compare his son — a good player who is ranked by ESPN as the No. 39 recruit in the 2023 class — to what his father would have done is just desperate trolling.
It’s not to say Bronny should be immune from criticism. But we’re talking about a play where he dunked on someone.
Fans on social media ripped into Bayless for his tasteless critique.