Shannon Sharpe reacts to LeBron congratulating himself on Instagram

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Shannon Sharpe reacts to Lebron's recent instagram congratulating himself for scoring 30k career points.

- Shannon, what's your reaction.

[LAUGHTER]

- I feel a-- I feel a little light-headed. I need to go in the back and lay down.

SKIP BAYLESS: [GROANS]

- Skip, stop!

SKIP BAYLESS: [GROANS]

- Sit up, Skip!

- [GROANS]

SHANNON SHARPE: He's being-- I mean, he's being reflective, he's being introspective.

- Mm hm.

- And he's just thinking about, here's a little small kid from Akron, Ohio--

[LAUGHTER]

--born to one Gloria James in December, 30, 1984. How? How did I come to get here? Why did this happen to me? Where did I do all this, when? He's looking at himself, Skip, and he's talking to himself. And he's going through all these range of emotions. Because a lot of time, you're so focused on the destination, you don't get an opportunity to enjoy the journey.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm hm.

JOY TAYLOR: [LAUGHS]

- Skip, but I believe LeBron James is starting to enjoy this desti-- this journey that he's been taking, that he's on.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm.

- For 15 years it's been, you need to do this, you need to do that. And while he's done all those things, not one time has he stopped to smell the roses and realize that roses do smell really, really well. So now he has an opportunity. He knows what's at stake here.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm hm.

- He's about to go into the 30,000 point club. Very few members, of all the men that have played this great game of basketball, he will be the youngest to join it.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm.

- (WHISPERING) Enjoy it.

[LAUGHTER]

- Enjoy it, Bron. You've earned this moment, LeBron James!

SKIP BAYLESS: [GROANS]

- Share it. You and Savannah, and Bronny, and Bryce, and Zhuri.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm hm.

- And Gloria, Glo, y'all enjoy this moment, Skip.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm hm.

- Do you know what this means? That the man has finally stopped long enough, just long enough--

JOY TAYLOR: To make an Instagram post.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm hm.

- --to look out the window and see all the beauty.

SKIP BAYLESS: This was so LeBron James.

SHANNON SHARPE: [LAUGHS]

- This is the height of egomania.

SHANNON SHARPE: No!

- Yes. This is LeBron James wanting to be one of the first to congratulate himself on Instagram--

SHANNON SHARPE: I did it privately.

- --when he's already acknowledged by most people as the best player on the planet. And you need to rise even above that and start congratulating yourself publicly, when hundreds of thousands of people are going to do it publicly tonight for you?

SHANNON SHARPE: Yeah, you, too.

- You couldn't just sit back and wait?

SHANNON SHARPE: You make sure you see that post and congratulate him.

- You're kidding me.

SHANNON SHARPE: You congratulated Tom Brady, so congratulate LeBron James on this milestone moment. Sometimes you must rise above oneself to look down at oneself and say, wow.

JOY TAYLOR: [LAUGHS]

SKIP BAYLESS: Did-- did Tom Brady congratulate himself after what he pulled off against Jacksonville--

SHANNON SHARPE: Stop it, Joy.

- --to get back to an eighth Super Bowl? Did he--

SHANNON SHARPE: I don't know what Tom did.

- Did he post, I congratulate myself? No.

SHANNON SHARPE: Don't put Tom Brady in the LeBron James category. LeBron is by himself.

- Thank you. Don't do the other way around. This is the same LeBron James who is 3 and 5 in the NBA finals. And he's congratulating himself for getting to--

SHANNON SHARPE: He need Coach Belichick.

- Maybe he does-- for getting to 30,000. And it is, it's a special achievement. Some of it is just longevity, just because he is Iron Man, and he's stayed healthy. God bless him and knock on--

SHANNON SHARPE: Hold on, Skip Bayless.

SKIP BAYLESS: Yeah.

- LeBron James is not the-- is not longevity. LeBron James is greatness personified.

SKIP BAYLESS: Mm, it's a lot of longevity. He's piling up points, he piles up stats.

SHANNON SHARPE: Has he not been great since he stepped foot in the NBA?

SKIP BAYLESS: He has. Yeah, so, but he's lasted lo these 15 years. He's not Brady-esque, because Brady's finishing his 18th year and is playing at an even higher level at age 40 than LeBron is at 33. He just is.

SHANNON SHARPE: No, I don't believe that. But anyway--

- You know he is.

SHANNON SHARPE: But, Skip--

- Come on.

- You need to stop.

SKIP BAYLESS: What is this? How can you-- do you not have any problem with this?

SHANNON SHARPE: None!

- The reason you don't-- you know what I've learned about you?

SHANNON SHARPE: What?

- I couldn't get it through my head why Shannon Sharpe, Hall of Famer, would love LeBron James blindly, like the all-time leader of the blind witnesses is LeShannon Sharpe.

SHANNON SHARPE: Why?

- And it finally dawned on me, you are LeBron and he is you. You're a reflection of LeBron James. Because you would do this.

SHANNON SHARPE: No! No, I'm not like that.

- You would congratulate yourself. You congratulate yourself every day.

- And it's very true. My grandfather told me, said, boy, you don't need nobody to pat you on the back as long as you got two damn hands.

JOY TAYLOR: [LAUGHS]

- So I can pat myself on the back, you're absolutely right.

SKIP BAYLESS: Is that what LeBron got told? Somebody told him that.

- I mean, maybe if they'd have had Instagram or social media, woo, I'd a tweet-- oh, I'd put that up, hey, congratulations, Shannon Sharpe on being the greatest tight end to ever live. No tight end has ever had this many catches, for this many yards, and this many touchdowns, and with this many Super Bowls. So I want to take this time right now, Big Play, to congratulate one Shannon Sharpe.

JOY TAYLOR: [LAUGHS]

SKIP BAYLESS: You're doing it publicly?

- Oh, no, I wouldn't do that, Skip.

- Yes, you would.

- I don't know why you think I'm like that. I'm not like that, Skip.

- What is this?

- Little It.