"LeBron's path to losing a sixth finals gets even easier."
After Gordon Hayward's gruesome leg injury last night, twitter erupted with an outpouring of support for the Celtics' 27-year old forward. NBA players, NFL players, other athletes, the media, fans across the league, and more sent Hayward their well wishes as he was carted off the court on a stretcher.
While seemingly the entire sports world was shook up and hoping for Hayward's speedy recovery, Fox Sports 1's Skip Bayless had another take. After initially tweeting, "JUST AWFUL," the "Undisputed" co-host fired off a tweet about how Hayward's potentially season-ending injury simply means "LeBron's path to losing a sixth finals gets even easier."
If Gordon Hayward is gone, maybe for the season, LeBron's path to losing a sixth finals gets even easier.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 18, 2017
Naturally, Skip's mentions were ablaze after his insensitive tweet.
Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan called Skip a clown. San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay went a step further, tweeting at Skip, "You are a heartless clown. Go paint your face." Another hoops fan chirped, "Not everything is about LeBron u dusty old loser."
Check out some of the backlash Skip Bayless received below.
You’re a clown for that tweet after a man gets hurt with a potential career ending injury! Shit bigger then basketball!— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) October 18, 2017
Really? You are a heartless Clown. Go paint your face! https://t.co/1HYNPwdw7T— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) October 18, 2017
Skip, give it a day. Guy just broke his leg on national tv during his first game in Celtic Green. https://t.co/CEqzyeU3Ji— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) October 18, 2017
not everything is about lebron u dusty old loser— Anthony (@OMGItsBirdman) October 18, 2017
A man just broke his leg and all you think about is LeBron smh— Danny (@PrimeGronkowski) October 18, 2017
Skip Bayless might be an attention-craving asshole, guys— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) October 18, 2017
Honestly forgot Skip Bayless existed since he moved to FS1 until that tweet.— Sean Highkin (@highkin) October 18, 2017
do you ever check your mentions to realize what a piece of shit you are?— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) October 18, 2017
You're really a sensationalist jerk Skip. Hope the attention you get from this is enough.. it wont be. It wont ever be. Shannon > you— Sean Grandillo (@seangrandillo) October 18, 2017