Skip Bayless Delivers Rare Praise To This NBA Team

Skip Bayless believes the league has opened up for one Western Conference team.

BYTyler Reed
Skip Bayless Delivers Rare Praise To This NBA Team

It's not often that Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe are on the same side. The Undisputed hosts are often on opposite ends of the spectrum. However, today the unlikely pair were in agreement. In a segment on Tuesday's episode, Bayless had strong words for Shannon's Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers and LeBron are normally a punching bag for Skip and a topic that gets a lot of attention between the two. Finally, today, Skip is starting to believe in this version of the Lakers.

Bayless had high praise for the Lakers as the NBA heads toward the playoffs. The longtime television host believes the team is in the"catbird seat" when looking down the list of teams. The Lakers continue to gain traction daily with others who follow the NBA. As the league enters the final week of the season, the Lakers are still playing for playoff positioning. In a dream scenario for LA, they would avoid the play-in tournament by grabbing the sixth seed. However, currently, the team sits in seventh place. The first spot in the play-in tournament.

Skip Bayless & Shannon Sharpe Believe In The Lakers

The Lakers have only four games reaming this season. However, three will be contested against playoff competition. It won't be easy for the Lakers to earn a better playoff position. But the opportunity is there. Bayless also spoke on how the team can have a successful playoff run. The obvious main talking point would be LeBron James. Although, Anthony Davis is just as vital. When healthy and focused, Davis can be one of the most dangerous players in the league. However, the Lakers have had trouble getting both of those things out of Davis at the same time.

Add Skip Bayless to the list of media personalities that believe in the Lakers. The team seems to be riding high as the season is winding down. Although the team doesn't need a larger target on their backs. Having one of the greatest players of all time already does that for them. However, the added pressure will be nothing LeBron and company can't handle. Do you believe in the Lakers as a contender for the title? Give us your NBA Finals predictions in the comment section below. For the latest NBA news, stay locked in with HNHH.


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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.