Skip Bayless's tweet about Gordon Hayward's injury stirs outrage
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There’s always that one guy.
Many NBA fans and players sent well wishes to the Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward after he broke his ankle in gruesome fashion during Tuesday’s opening-night game against the host Cleveland Cavaliers.
But Fox Sports 1’s Skip Bayless took a different approach.
At first he acknowledged how “awful” the injury was, but then he sent this:
Yeah, the way-too-soon analysis leading to LeBron James ticked off many, including NBA players DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay.
Reactions to Skip Bayless tweet on Gordon Hayward's injury
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@RealSkipBayless You’re a clown for that tweet after a man gets hurt with a potential career ending injury! Shit bigger then basketball!
Really? You are a heartless Clown. Go paint your face! https://t.co/1HYNPwdw7T
@RealSkipBayless Journalist to journalist, I have no words. It's only a game. Those are real human beings.
@RealSkipBayless You're really a sensationalist jerk Skip. Hope the attention you get from this is enough.. it wont… https://t.co/OMPxla7Iqt
@RealSkipBayless Jesus Skip could have waited to the AM.
@RealSkipBayless some how some way, a man breaking his leg always ties back to LeBron...🤦🏽♂️
@RealSkipBayless Literally dude you are by far the most despicable sports media person on the planet
Here’s the injury, if you can stomach it.
Cleveland won the game, 102-99.