To say that Skip Bayless is a controversial figure around the NBA could be a bit of an understatement. If anything, he loves being in the public eye more than any single other pundit or analyst in the world.
At least two-thirds of Bayless hot takes have something to do with LeBron James. Even when we're not talking about basketball or when LeBron isn't even playing, he still finds a way to somehow connect it to The King and take multiple shots at him.
That's why content creator Josiah Johnson roasted Bayless after Nikola Jokic got a flagrant two foul in yesterday's loss, stating that Skip would find a way to blame LeBron for it with a hilarious meme from Good Will Hunting:
That's actually not far-fetched. At all. Bayless seems obsessed with LeBron and would blame him for child hunger if he could find a way to link the Lakers star to it.
Then again, this time, Bayless didn't bring LeBron James' name into the equation. He just claimed that State Farm had something to do with the foul call, maybe saying that the referees favored Chris Paul:
"WOW: THEY WENT FLAGRANT 2 AND EJECTED JOKIC! I WOULDN'T HAVE GONE THAT FAR. HE DID AT LEAST AIM AT THE BALL AND GET HIS HAND ON THE BALL," Bayless tweeted, adding "State Farm wins again" on a follow-up tweet.
Even so, I wouldn't be so sure that Bayless won't talk about LeBron James when discussing Jokic's ejection. He could go and say that Nikola threw a tantrum just like LeBron did or that he doesn't get the protection and superstar treatment that LeBron gets.
Hell, Bayless can even say that this was all orchestrated by LeBron and Rich Paul so Jokic could force a trade and team up with him in the Lakers because James can't win without help.
When it comes to Skip and LeBron, nothing is off the table.