I am going to tell you the truth.
I am not up in arms that Skip Bayless went Al Bundy at Polk High on his Twitter account.
I am disappointed that Skip’s ego has gotten so big that he honestly thought that no one would do some research. I have said this many times, when you are a celebrity and Skip is a celebrity now, you aren’t safe.
People will search for any and everything to discredit you, even a small white lie about being Baby Pete Maravich. The Lost Ogle has the details.
Knowing that Skip spent his junior year leading the JV team, it’s probably not too far-fetched to think he dramatically improved during the off-season and spent his senior year as the starting point guard for a team that would finish the year 20-2 and as the runner-up for the state title.
Actually, that is kind of far-fetched, but obviously an esteemed, professional and trustworthy journalist like Skip Bayless wouldn’t make-up a trivial lie about leading his high school basketball team.
Stats don’t lie, right? Well, for the sake of Skip Bayless’ credibility, let’s hope they do. Check out the individual stats for the 1970 Northwest Classen High School basketball team. Remember, this was the great team that Skip allegedly started for:
Yep, Skip Bayless scored a grand total of 21 points in 15 games as the “starting” point guard for the 1970 state runner-up. That averages out to 1.4 points per game. Considering his coach didn’t like him because he “shot too much,” you have to wonder how low his field goal shooting percentage was. And thank God we don’t have Skip’s stats for assists, rebounds or turnovers. It would be sad to see John Hollinger’s brain explode while trying to figure out Skip’s PER.
Skip was Adam Morrison of the squad? The Lakers version that is.
Skip won’t be the first or last person to exaggerate their high school stats, I find this more humorous than damaging. Skip should just come clean, because the cover up would be a lot worse than the crime.
I hit up Stephen A. Smith for his reaction and here is what he had to say…….