Charles Barkley has never shied away from expressing his hatred towards Undisputed co-host Skip Bayless on national television.
The Phoenix veteran is one of the greatest power forwards of all time. Barkley played 16 seasons in the NBA and was also a league MVP during his Hall of Fame career.
Undisputed analyst Skip Bayless is one of the top television personalities in American sports. Bayless is mostly known for his brutal honesty and is a huge critic of superstar LeBron James.
The two strong personalities in context have had one of the most talked-about feuds in American sports history that extends to over a decade.
While Barkley never shies away from expressing his hatred for Bayless by taking unexpected shots from time to time. Bayless too has never backed down from responding, especially when he deemed Barkley unfit for being the governor of Alabama.
The feud between the two has gone to a certain extent where Barkley has no qualms admitting that he would kill the undisputed analyst on live television.
A compilation of Charles Barkley roasting Skip Bayless
In 2005 Barkley said, “There are only two people I want to kill: Skip Bayless and Jay Mariotti. Everybody else, I respect their opinions. But those two guys.”
While appearing on The Dan Patrick Show in 2017, Barkley brought up a hypothetical situation taking shots at Bayless,
“You know what we should do for ratings? If I get a disease and I’m gonna die, how about you get Skip Bayless in here, and I’ll kill him live on national television, Only when I know I’ma die. … Because I just want to get Skip Bayless in a room one time and just beat him like a dog.”
During the 2019-20 season, Bayless was highly critical of blazers star Damian Lillard. However, Dame-Time’s exceptional performances during the playoffs, especially in his win over the Lakers had Barkley say the following,
“Take that, Skip Bayless. I hope y’all heard me America, Skip Bayless, take that with your punk a**. You know I can’t stand him.”
Bayless too responded on his show Undisputed saying the following,
“I would like to congratulate Charles Barkley for finally getting a prediction right. You know what, if you make enough goofy predictions, the odds are that you’re eventually going to get one right. So, Charles had predicted that Portland would win Game 1 and now he has quadrupled down that Portland will sweep your Los Angeles Lakers. And I say, you better gloat while you can, Nostrachuckus because it ain’t gonna last much longer.”
Though Barkley’s and Bayless’ feud is great for television ratings. Their statements are often out of line and seriously personal at times. As reputed personalities, the two should avoid using profanity on national television.