Skip Bayless takes to Twitter to say that Damian Lillard and Steph Curry have games that are better suited for the ASG, not the Playoffs.
If the 2021 NBA All-Star Game could be summed up in a couple of words, the words ‘lobs and 3s’ would be the most prominent. With little to no defense being played in the ASG yet again, the All-Stars settled for lob dunks and shots from well beyond the arc on most possessions. The talk of the game however, has got to Damian Lillard and Steph Curry’s mastery from 3-point land.
Curry had already warmed himself up from downtown after dropping 31 points en route to his second 3-point contest championship. Damian Lillard started the ASG off guns blazing as he rained down shots from beyond the half-court line on multiple occasions, with Curry following suit.
The two deep range snipers ended off the first half with two bombs from half court, eliciting a reaction from Draymond Green and a multitude of NBA personalities on social media. One of these personalities was of course, Skip Bayless.
Skips Bayless goes off on Damian Lillard and Steph Curry.
Following Dame and Steph’s combined 60 points for Team LeBron, most which came from beyond the arc, Skip Bayless decided to take to Twitter to once again, take shots at the two.
He claims that the way Curry and Lillard play, they’re better suited for exhibition games such as the All-Star Game, not the Playoffs.
Steph and Dame have games now better suited for All-Star Games than big playoff games.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 8, 2021
This does not make much sense in regards to either as Steph is a 3x champion and Dame ended 2 Playoff series on walk-off buzzer beaters from 3-point range.
Sure, the two have a tendency to pull up from well beyond 23 feet on the regular; but they have proven on multiple occasions that their ability to do so is much more of an asset than a liability. With the level of IQ that both All-Stars possess, they understand when they should take shots from as deep as they did tonight, when it comes to meaningful games.