Skip Bayless & Shannon Sharpe Discuss Kyrie Irving's Suspension

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TV sports commentators Skip Bayless (L) and Shannon Sharpe attends the 2016 IAVA Heroes Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Kyrie Irving was a hot topic on "Undisputed" this morning.

Kyrie Irving is the biggest topic in the sports world right now and it's all because of his social media post from last week. The Brooklyn Nets star shared a documentary that was filled with untruths and some dubious research. Kyrie was called anti-Semitic for sharing it, and we have since gone down a wild rabbit hole.

Yesterday, Kyrie was suspended by the Brooklyn Nets for five games. In the aftermath of his suspension, Kyrie immediately took to Instagram where he issued an apology for his actions. It remains to be seen what will happen moving forward, although it doesn't look good for the point guard.

As you can probably expect, numerous sports shows talked about Kyrie this morning. One such show was none other than Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless. Both men have been critical of Kyrie, including Sharpe who actually applauded Irving for finally admitting he was wrong.

"For the first time, Kyrie allowed someone in the room to be smarter than him," Shannon said. It was an interesting point, especially because it has been said that Kyrie believes he is smarter than everyone else. Either way, Sharpe was happy to see an apology.

As for Skip Bayless, he felt like this whole thing was more of an ego trip for Kyrie than anything else. Skip notes that Kyrie felt like admitting wrongdoing would be bad for his overall brand. In the end, however, Kyrie had no choice as the walls were closing in fast.

“Kyrie has extremely stubborn pride. He believes his mind is operating on a much higher plane," Bayless said. These takes fall in line with what both of these men have said in the past. Even if you don't like their commentary, at least they are consistent.

Let us know what you think of Skip and Shannon's takes, in the comments section down below. Also, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sneaker world.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.