Mark Cuban Rips Skip Bayless, Stephen A Smith: June 2012 Video
Mark Cuban Destroyed Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith on First Take on May 22, 2012. Here is Video
Mark Cuban did something that most sports fans have wanted to: tell Skip Bayless that he's an idiot. On May 22, 2012, Mark Cuban appeared on ESPN's First Take and took on Skip Bayless for being Skip Bayless, a professional troll who has made good money in his career for being a bloated gasbag. He also had a few choice words for Stephen A. Smith.
The Mark Cuban-Skip Bayless conversation came a day after the LeBron James won his first NBA title. Bayless prattled on about how the Heat won because they wanted it more and Cuban wasn't having it.
While Bayless spoke in platitudes, Cuban tried to get specific, asking Bayless what defensive schemes the Thunder used against LeBron. Not surprisingly, Bayless didn't seem to have much of an answer.
Here is another Cuban-Bayless exchange:
Cuban: You guys were just saying Miami wanted it more or less, that is such horse-you know what, right? … It’s not that Oklahoma City don’t want it more, I think that Miami was better prepared to play the game in terms of adjustments and changes … but you’re saying they wanted it more, that’s ridiculous!
Bayless: Who played harder the last games? Miami did every game. LeBron played harder than Kevin Durant did the last four games.
Cuban: That is the most ridiculous thing that any sports writer has ever said.
Then Cuban went in on fellow ESPN troll Stephen A. Smith saying his two-year-old son does a better job breaking down NBA tape than Smith. Video here
Here is the Mark Cuban-Skip Bayless Video