Skip Bayless is offended by LeBron saying ‘We can be pretty good’ in the playoffs

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Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe talk LeBron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Dallas Mavericks last night. Will the Cavs win the East again this year?

- But this should be a cakewalk for LeBron James. And I'm just offended by him saying, we could be pretty good, I think. You think? So wait, one second you're telling us that you're playing at the highest level ever-- isn't that what he said last week? highest level ever.

- He is. But it's not an individual sport.

- Oh!

- It's a team sport.

- Oh. Who's the best player on the planet?

- You know who it is.

- Yeah. Thank you very much.

- Goes without question.

- OK. So if it's without question, and he's in the Eastern Conference, and there's No Kyrie and no Embiid, what do you think is going to happen in the postseason? And don't bring me Toronto, as you call them, the baby dinosaurs. Because we recently saw that as soon as they step on the floor with that beast in the East, that guy born December 30th 1984 in Akron, Ohio, right?

- Letting them [INAUDIBLE] People letting them [INAUDIBLE]

- Yeah. Baby dinosaurs is what they turned back into. So I give them no shot against Cleveland. And so here's the greatest self-promoter in the history of basketball, LeBron James, as Stephen Jackson here on Undisputed has said many times, he's the only superstar who has to tell you how great he is. So he's constantly telling you--

- No, he needs you to tell him.

- Oh, OK. So he's constantly-- somebody's having to say how great he is, yet he won't say how great his team is. And you know why, and I know why. Because he does not want to heap that pressure on himself going into the postseason. Because he doesn't want to have to live up to a team that should be the prohibitive favorite in the East, because that's pressure, that's team pressure that falls back on the best player on the planet shoulders. You know it and I know it. But that's just vintage LeBron.

- First of all, Gloria James put pressure on LeBron James when she gave him that very unique name. No other LeBron James currently exists in the world, not that I know of. So that was the pressure. Being on Sports Illustrated at 16 or 17, that's more pressure, coming straight out of high school.

- So just say it. We should be favored to win the East. He always talks about himself being the best, so why wouldn't he say his team is the best?

- But he plays a team sport.

- Oh, OK.

- Hold on. So let me get this right--

- Wait, is he suggesting he still doesn't have enough help? Is that where we're going?

- You know you love me--

- Do we have a built in excuse here?

- No, no.

- I just want to know. Help me out.

- If you don't mind me asking, um, who was the best player in football this year?

- That'd be one Tom Brady.

- Yeah.

- Can you explain to me why he didn't win the Super Bowl? The best player. If the best player that plays a team sport, he got to bring them home, Skip.

- How many players start in football?

- I don't know.

- 22 plus a punter and a kicker--

- You told me-- you told me--

- 24?

- You told me-- he's trans-- it didn't come down to a field goal kick.

- Mhm.

- It didn't come down-- you told me he threw for the most yards in--

- This is five on five.

- --playoff history. No. You told me the best player. It's a team sport. And the best player on a team sport should always bring them home.

- If he could have played defense, or he could have coached the defense, I think they may have gotten home.

- They'd have lost by 45, because they--

- --could have played Malcolm Butler.

- How about this here? He had a chance to play receiver? How'd he do with that, Joy?

- Mhm.

- Oh, you remember that play? You know, woo, woo, woo, woo, woo, woo. How he fumbled that ball. And first of all, you keep mentioning Marcus Smart--

- He threw for a playoff record 505 yards.

- And then after the game--

- He was the MVP of the league.

- And after the game, he came to my restaurant, had a cigar on a hot [INAUDIBLE]. That's what he had at my restaurant. And I'm--

- Wait, do you know how many times LeBron has come to your restaurant and you have refused him service?

- No!

- Five times you have refused him service.

- Wait a second.

- That's ugly.