This year’s NBA Finals has officially come and gone, with the Denver Nuggets standing tall at the top of the mountain as the 2023 NBA Champions. The achievement marks the first time they’ve won the chip since the founding of the club 47 years ago. It also ends a 47-year drought, which was one of the longest droughts in NBA History a team has gone without winning the big one. An incredible achievement for sure, but this also marks the end of something else.
The end of Shannon Sharpe on FS1’s Undisputed.
According to reports, Sharpe had inked a contract buyout with FS1. It’s a move that signaled the end of his time on Undisputed with Skip Bayless, after calling the place home since its inception in September 2016. What’s more, it also sees the end of Sharpe’s popular podcast, Club Shay Shay, from the FS1 lineup.
Fans were tweeting out their memes and videos about Sharpe leaving after the conclusion of the NBA Finals, with some insinuating that Sharpe was eager to get away from Skip.
Though Undisputed had become a popular attraction over the years, the relationship between Skip & Shannon had seemingly become strained over the last year or so. Particularly, during Tom Brady’s final year in the NFL. After the Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a 35 – 7 blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers and rookie QB Brock Purdy, Undisputed did a segment on the game. They were debating how much of the blame should be placed on Brady’s shoulders for the way the Bucs got rolled over.
Skip is widely known for being the ultimately Brady defender, absolving him of almost everything every time he loses a game. But he went too far, as he started taking controversial shots at Sharpe, calling him a hater and such which didn’t sit well with the NFL Hall of Famer in the slightest:
“That’s what you do. Every time I call something into question, I get it … I did what I did! You make it seem like I was a bum! I’m in the effin’ Hall of Fame. I got three Super Bowls!”
Sharpe ended up taking his glasses off in the middle of the segment, after constantly being cut off by Skip Bayless. When a man takes his glasses off, that usually means he was at his wits end. Where Sharpe goes next, he’s got a mass of fans and supporters ready to follow him.
Unc Shannon sharpe got emotional thanking Skip bayless 🥺😭❤️💯 pic.twitter.com/RhkOpX353L
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) June 13, 2023