Skip Bayless takes to Twitter to hound LeBron James for potentially coming up with an excuse to duck Steph Curry in the play in tournament.
Unfortunately for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, their loss against Damian Lillard and the Blazers a couple nights ago marked their descent into the play in tournament. With the Blazers cashing in a win last night against the Nuggets, the Lakers’ fate was out of their own hands. Portland having won the season series meant that if both teams shared the same record (which they do), the season series winner would advance.
On the other side, Steph Curry battled it out against the Memphis Grizzlies by dropping 46 points, to claim the 8th seed out West. This pits them against the defending champs in 7-8 seed play in game.
Many have claimed that LeBron James could’ve been the linchpin for the Lakers here, down the stretch. His absence due to a sprained right ankle cost them perhaps their most important game of the season; the one against the Blazers last week. Skip Bayless was quick to reference this on Twitter following last night’s slew of games.
Skip Bayless claims LeBron James will come up with an excuse to not play against Steph Curry and the Warriors.
Skip Bayless was highly critical of LeBron James for missing important games in the latter half of the season. After having lost to the Raptors and the Kings in embarrassing fashion, the ‘King’ took a step back to rest his ankle. Bayless wasn’t having it as he claimed Bron was ducking high-level competition.
Skip’s most recent tweet on LeBron James comes after the Lakers win last night, where James actually performed quite well and quite healthy. However, the Undisputed co-host does not share the same enthusiasm as Laker fans as he predicts the reigning Finals MVP will find some excuse to duck the matchup against the Warriors and Steph Curry in the play in tournament.
Surely LeBron didn’t want a potential excuse now that he’s forced to play a play-in game vs Steph.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 17, 2021
In all fairness, LeBron James did exit the Pelicans game last night due to a potential re-aggravation of his ankle injury. However, he claimed he was ‘good to go’ for the upcoming play in tournament.
It is highly unlikely that LeBron would even think about trying to come up with an excuse to miss out on the play in game against Steph; it will be interesting to see if Skip’s prophecy rings true in the coming days.