Charles Barkley blasts Skip Bayless

A TNT on-set dialogue about Shaq’s Twitter
battle beef
“with Oklahoma City Thunder big man Kendrick
quickly turned into a discussion about Skip Bayless.
And when Charles Barkley is involved, as he was Tuesday night, any
mention of the noted ESPN contrarian has the potential to escalate
quickly into fireworks.

Barkley, you may recall, has never exactly been shy about his
dislike for Bayless, who has been with ESPN full-time since

In 2009, he
called Bayless an “idiot” on The Jay Leno
Show, and he’s referred to Bayless as
“one of the two people [he’d] like to

Barkley has also gone on record saying he hates the former San
Jose Mercury News columnist
“more than any person in the world.”

In 2011, Barkley referred to Bayless as
“the biggest jackass in the history of
and last year, he called him the
“the biggest punk in the world.”

So, yeah, there’s no love lost there, and now we can add
this one-liner to the list: “If I could get Skip Bayless in a
room, you’d need DNA to find out who he was.” Check out
the exchange starting at 1:35 in the video below:

It’s possible, if not likely, that there’s a degree
of showmanship behind the Barkley-Bayless feud. These are TV
personalities, after all. But after the better part of a decade of
attacks, it’s probably safe to assume that Barkley
won’t be invited to any dinner parties at the Bayless
household anytime soon.