LeBron James Hate Causes On-Air ESPN Spat To Boil Over

Earth would be much more inhabitable if Skip Bayless would just Marty McFly himself already. The walking infection took his shrill M.O. to all-new levels on Monday, though, alleging that his co-worker, ESPN writer Chris Broussard (who broke the story that LeBron James would be signing with the Miami Heat last summer), has sold his "journalist soul" to get close to King James. (Which begs the question "What does Skip Bayless know about souls?")

Bayless already apologized -- he said on today's People Yelling on ESPN2 that he and Broussard talked for an hour on Monday night, which actually might be worse than the "sold your journalistic soul" allegation. But an apology isn't enough, and every time he opens his mouth, Bayless perfectly illustrates that while it's a great thing that ESPN hires excellent reporters like Broussard, it also employs scum like Skip. This is why ESPN will never fully win the hearts and minds of the new American sports fan: because its love for the Skip Baylesses drowns out all of the value. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.