Shannon Sharpe painted Skip Bayless in a unfavorable mild throughout an look on the newest episode of “The Stephen A. Smith” launched on Friday. The previous NFL tight finish revealed he not often spoke to his former “Undisputed” co-host all through their seven-year partnership.
Sharpe, 55, cried whereas bidding farewell to each FS1 employees member that labored on “Undisputed” throughout his closing episode on the present after the top of the 2023 NBA Finals. He has at all times thanked Bayless for giving him a chance on tv, however the tune is altering.
“Skip would get to work, I might get to work. I used to be in my dressing room, he was in his dressing room. It was actually like a heavyweight struggle,” Sharpe stated. “We barely talked. I imply…sincere to God. We would say hey. We would go the lavatory…if we’re passing one another within the lavatory…’Good day’…that was it. It was not a carry-on dialog. It was little or no communication.”
Smith, 55, then requested Sharpe why there was no relationship exterior of labor between the 2 hosts, to which the Corridor of Famer positioned the blame on Bayless.
“Properly, I take my cue from him,” Sharpe stated. “He was not a man that was very talkative within the mornings. Throughout the breaks, he would rise up and go away. after a few instances of seeing that, I am seeing that he is in a mode; he is in a zone during which he does not wish to be bothered. He is treating this like an precise sport.”
Shannon Sharpe shines on ‘First Take’ with SAS
Sharpe is now working for ESPN and seems alongside SAS on “First Take” each Monday and Tuesday to debate the 2023 NFL season.
“First Take” has remained on prime of the tv rankings alonside ESPN‘s “The Pat McAfee Present” as “Undisputed” continues to plummet in recognition.
Bayless, 71, now has a number of co-hosts, together with former NFL gamers Richard Sherman, Michael Irvin and Keyshawn Johnson, plus visitor appearances from reporter Rachel Nichols and rapper Lil Wayne.
Sharpe’s on-screen chemistry with Bayless stays unmatched as of now, however their private relationship is seemingly going to show bitter through the years.
The Tom Brady incident between Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe
Smith touched on a number of drama-filled moments that occurred between Sharpe and Bayless over the past six to seven months of their partnership, together with the Tom Brady incident.
Sharpe as soon as grew to become extraordinarily livid throughout “Undisputed” when Bayless stated his NFL profession didn’t maintain a candle to Brady’s legendary standing.
“A number of that’s my fault as a result of there have been instances that led as much as that, that I felt that pictures have been taken and I let it go,” Sharpe stated. “And he felt he might go excessive in that state of affairs. .. As a result of I felt in that second he had misplaced all respect for me. He had no respect for me. .. If I had attacked him personally stay on tv, what would have occurred?”
Count on Bayless to answer Sharpe’s latest feedback on “The Skip Bayless Present” and for a confrontation to unleash.