Charles Barkley subtly disses Skip Bayless with ‘idiot’ reference after Shannon Sharpe buyout

After a long time working together, the duo of Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless will no longer be on prime-time TV. The former NFL star tight end has reached an buyout agreement with FS1, and will now move on to a different venture. After this was revealed to the public, a lot of people piled on Bayless due to reports of his “tyrannical” reign. Amid all of this chaos, Charles Barkley, a long-time critic of Skip Bayless, made a subtle jab at the polarizing sports figure. (video via @cjzero)

Charles Barkley: “I did find out something. .. .I read an article today, if you work with a damn idiot, they’ll buy you out. I’m saying, I read it… Shaq, it’s not you. It’s not you [Grant Hill] and it’s not you [Matt Winer]. It’s not Ernie. But apparently if you work with a damn idiot they’ll buy you out. So, I just want you to know, I’m open to the buyout. I didn’t know it was that easy.”

Barkley has openly expressed his disdain for Skip Bayless over the last few years. The latter is one of the most polarizing figures in sports entertainment. He’s one of the pillars of the industry, and you can’t deny that there’s a demand for his craft. However, his “hot-take” personality and rash personality turns off a lot of people. Some go so far to say that he’s the reason for the “downfall” of sports media.

As for Shannon Sharpe, the former NFL tight end has made a nice career being in the media booth. Sharpe has been building his own presence on the internet, including a podcast and some appearances on other shows. It’s clear that he’s done being in the shadow of Skip Bayless. It will be interesting to see where Sharpe’s career moves after leaving the safety net of Bayless.

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‘The hell you livin’ at?’: Shannon Sharpe goes off on Aaron Rodgers for ghosting Packers

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made headlines once again for speaking up on the communication issues with the Green Bay Packers. Shannon Sharpe took offense to his statements, simply stating that Rodgers is full of bologna.

“You contradict yourself every single time, at first it was plausible deniability…man you need to miss me with all of this man.”

Shannon Sharpe suggests that every time Aaron Rodgers speaks on the chaotic fallout between him and the Packers, he brings up a new excuse for why the communication wasn’t successful. In reality, Sharpe believes Rodgers is not taking accountability for being selfish in the situation and he should just be honest about the fact he wanted to move on.

The irony is palpable that the feud between Rodgers and the Packers carries on well after he has already been traded to the Jets. Rodgers’ inability to keep his name out of the media for the wrong reasons does not bode well for his future tenure in New York.

If Rodgers is able to succeed with the Jets, then the New York media will certainly be putting him on a pedestal. However, if he fails, it could get ugly, especially given Rodgers’ adamant nature of defending himself and hiding behind the label of honesty when in reality he might just be disrespecting the Packers brass.

Overall, none of the talk about Aaron Rodgers’ communication with the Packers will carry any weight if he succeeds with the Jets. If by any chance he fails, Shannon Sharpe will undoubtedly have a few words for the polarizing quarterback.

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Shannon Sharpe escalates Skip Bayless beef with just one Twitter like amid Undisputed exit

As he prepares to leave FS1’s Undisputed, Shannon Sharpe isn’t hesitating to take subliminal Twitter shots at his longtime co-host Skip Bayless. While the true reason for his Undisputed exit has yet to come to the light, Sharpe has left breadcrumbs by liking tweets pointing to his deteriorating relationship with Bayless. But with just one Twitter like on Thursday night, Sharpe escalated his beef with Bayless to a whole new level.

“My take: Shannon Sharpe has outgrown Skip Bayless. He is far superior. He has a wonderfully bright future ahead. Bayless, meanwhile, won’t find another partner. His career will nosedive because he is a piece of s**t.”

Sharpe liked the tweet in which the user called Bayless a “piece of s**’t.” The NFL Hall of Famer may not have uttered one word yet on his Undisputed exit, but he sure has said a lot without saying anything.

As to why he’s leaving Undisputed, it seems there are multiple potential reasons why.

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Sharpe reportedly reached a buyout with FS1 and his final show is expected to air after the conclusion of the NBA Finals, according to the New York Post.

Sharpe’s podcast, “Club Shay Shay”, will also be leaving FS1.

The Post cites the very public friction that was apparent when Sharpe took exception to a tweet Bayless sent out shortly after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field.

When Sharpe, who did not appear on Undisputed the next day, implored Bayless to take the tweet down upon his return to the show, the latter declined while interrupting his co-host.

The Post also mentions the fact that Sharpe desired to be more of an equal to Bayless on Undisputed, particularly when it came to choosing topics for the show.

Sharpe could be leaving for these reasons- and more.

What’s clear, both from reports and Sharpe’s Twitter likes, is that he has lost a great deal of respect for the man he has worked alongside for the past seven years.

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RUMOR: Skip Bayless’ dictator-like rule exposed amid Shannon Sharpe’s shocking Undisputed exit

In case you missed it, Shannon Sharpe will no longer be part of the long-running Fox Sports 1 program Undisputed. This is after the Denver Broncos icon turned sports analyst successfully worked out a buyout agreement with his current contract with the show. Sharpe’s shocking decision will now put an end to his seven-year partnership with show co-host Skip Bayless.

As it turns out, Skip himself may have played a key role in Sharpe’s exit. It’s not that Bayless had Sharpe removed from the show — at least not that we know of — but a new report citing Skip’s ultimate power on the program may have been an integral factor in Sharpe’s unceremonious departure. Front Office Sports has now exposed Skip Bayless’ alleged dictatorship-like rule on the show:

You can’t tweet about him, talk about him, anything or they call you into the office. Skip is not going to hire anybody who challenges him—and he’s going to make the hire,” said the unnamed source.

In all honesty, this does not come as a major shock. Skip Bayless has been in the industry for quite some time now, and it isn’t surprising that he’s now established himself as a king over in Fox Sports — at least according to the above report.

To be clear, the reason behind Sharpe’s exit from the show remains unclear. However, it’s not hard to read between the lines here. Sharpe has cited his creative differences with Skip in the past, and he seems to have been aggrieved by the fact it’s Bayless who ultimately gets to decide on the direction of the show. Perhaps Shannon Sharpe has finally decided that enough is enough?

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Shannon Sharpe leaving Skip Bayless on FS1’s ‘Undisputed’

Shannon Sharpe will leave FS1’s “Undisputed” after seven years as co-host with Skip Bayless. Sharpe’s final show is expected to be after the 2023 NBA Finals concluding in June, per The Post.

Sharpe’s departure comes as a surprise to many, as he had been a key part of the show’s success. Sharpe’s combination of intelligence, wit, and charisma made him a popular figure with viewers, and his on-air chemistry with Bayless was undeniable.

The reasons for Shannon Sharpe’s departure are not entirely clear, but it is possible that he was unhappy with the direction of the show. In recent months, “Undisputed” has become increasingly focused on hot-take debates, and Sharpe may have felt that he was no longer able to contribute in a meaningful way. He also expressed having creative issues with Bayless, citing a desire to be equal with him in terms of topic selection.

There was public friction between Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless on the show after Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field in a Week 17 game against the Bengals.

Bayless, in a stream-of-conscious tweet sent after Hamlin had collapsed but before the rest of the game had been canceled, wrote, “No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome … which suddenly seems so irrelevant.” Shannon Sharpe stayed home from “Undisputed” the following morning; when he returned a day later, he said that he had wished Skip Bayless would take the tweet down, while Skip said that he stood by it.

Shannon Sharpe, 54 is a three-time Super Bowl champion, a four-time All-Pro, and enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is also the host of the popular “Club Shay Shay” podcast, which draws a big audience on social media and YouTube; it will also be leaving Fox Sports, a source said.

Sharpe, Skip Bayless, and a Fox Sports spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment. It is unclear at this time what FS1 will do to replace Sharpe on the show.

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Shannon Sharpe drops bold Nikola Jokic championship take ahead of NBA Finals

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been playing at an incredibly high level this postseason. Not only has he been the best player on his team this postseason, he’s been the best in the league. He’s averaging 29.9 points, 13.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game across 15 games in these playoffs. It’s thanks largely to his play that the Nuggets have managed to silence all of their doubters and secure an NBA Finals berth.

On Wednesday, Shannon Sharpe hopped on his show, FS1’s Undisputed, and he previewed the NBA Finals matchup between the Nuggets and Heat. During the Finals discussion, Sharpe dropped a bold Nikola Jokic championship take, per a tweet from Undisputed’s official Twitter account:

“Somehow we tied greatness to rings and that’s not true. They’re a lot of players that weren’t great that have rings.”

Nikola Jokic, 28, is in his eighth year in the NBA, all as a member of the Nuggets franchise. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 9.8 assists, 1.3 steals, 0.7 blocks, 3.6 turnovers, and 2.5 personal fouls across 69 appearances during the regular season (all starts).

The Serbian native shot the ball incredibly well from the field in the 2022-23 campaign — Jokic’s 63.2% field-goal percentage was the highest of his entire pro career by a wide margin.

The Nuggets have a pivotal Game 1 ahead of them on Thursday night. If they lose at home to the Heat, Miami will gain home-court advantage in this series. So here’s to hoping that Nikola Jokic puts together an offensive masterclass in Game 1 and leads the Nuggets to a victory on Thursday.

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Shannon Sharpe’s home shockingly robbed, $1 million in jewelry, bags stolen

Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe‘s home in Los Angeles was burglarized last week, a story by TMZ said.

Sharpe, who is currently an analyst for FS1’s “Undisputed” with longtime sports commentator Skip Bayless, had roughly $1 million in goods stolen, which included watches, jewelry and designer bags.

Shannon Sharpe has put up a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Per TMZ, the break-in happened May 19 between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sharpe was out at dinner and called police once he returned home.

Law enforcement said there were no obvious signs of forced entry into Shannon Sharpe’s house.

Despite this, Sharpe has appeared on every “Undisputed” show since the break-in. He has been on the show with Bayless since 2016.

Sharpe won three Super Bowls during his Hall of Fame career, two of which came with the Denver Broncos. He was named first-team All-Pro four times (1993, 1996-1998).

His best season was arguably in 1997, when he had 72 catches for a career-best 1,107 yards and three touchdowns. Shannon Sharpe had 10 touchdowns in the 1996 season and again in 1998.

“Undisputed” is a show that rivals ESPN’s “F1irst Take” and other national programs that offer hot takes of sports news. Sharpe has defended Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James heavily, while Bayless is known to criticize James.

The two also go back-and-forth over the Dallas Cowboys, who Bayless is a big fan of.

The show with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless airs Monday through Friday at 6:30 p.m. PT. FS1 also airs “First Things First” with Nick Wright and “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.”




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Kwame Brown fires back at “thick tongue idiot” Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe and Kwame Brown, two of our premier sports-shouters, are at loggerheads. After Brown blasted LeBron James as a “stat sheet junkie ” for getting swept by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, Sharpe passionately came to James’ defense, calling Brown a “joke” and saying that the former #1 pick deserves to be on “the Mount Rushmore of busts.” And today, in the latest escalation, Brown posted yet another of his now-signature car rants, blasting the NFL Hall of Famer Sharpe for talking about basketball.

“You a guest in the house of this basketball talk,” Brown said. “Didn’t you know that? And now since you don’t want to act like a guest in this shit, And you want to invalidate me, you football playing dummy. N****, ain’t no first down first downs in basketball. Clown. How you gonna try to invalidate a man who is the number one draft pick.”

Throughout his two minute screed, Kwame Brown references Shannon Sharpe’s “thick tongue” on four separate occasions and curiously asserts “ain’t no first downs in basketball” four times as well.

“You a guest in this house of basketball, n****. Ain’t no first downs in motherfucking basketball. You big, tall, thick tongue punk motherfucker. You a thick tongue idiot. Did you not know that? Ain’t no first downs in basketball, boy. So I don’t know what make you think that your opinion on basketball is more than mine?”

To wit, Brown flames Sharpe for his embarrassing dust up with the Memphis Grizzlies in January.

“You a fan boy for LeBron. You emo. You called me emotional and you was finna fight a whole goddamn Memphis Grizzlies team because of with lover affair with LeBron, you the reason why Ja Marant probably carrying guns right now. Ja Morant was like ‘oh shit’ because a big ass n**** in a sweater, a grandma sweater trying to fight his daddy and the whole damn team.”

If retired athletes performative yelling at each other is your thing, this is the jeremiad for you. Presumably, Sharpe will respond tomorrow morning on First Things First with some thoughts of his own.

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