‘I’m not taking my tweet down’: Charles Barkley mocks Skip Bayless for his spat with Shannon Sharpe over his refusal to delete controversial Damar Hamlin tweet
- The NBA national treasure poked fun at his arch-nemesis Skip Bayless Thursday
- Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t help himself also playing his part in the funny charade
- Barkley and O’Neal have mocked Bayless and Shannon Sharpe already this year
- The debate show pair clashed on Wednesday’s episode of FS1’s Undisputed
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Charles Barkley has once again poked fun at Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe following their fiery disagreement on FS1 earlier this week.
While on Inside the NBA Thursday night, Barkley produced several viral moments as he is often prone to do, roleplaying as Sharpe and Bayless with Shaquille O’Neal.
Sharpe, a former NFL tight end, returned to Undisputed on Wednesday, but couldn’t get through his monologue without being interrupted by the surly Bayless, who defiantly refused his insensitive tweet on Damar Hamlin’s collapse Monday.
Charles Barkley was more than happy to make fun of arch-nemesis Skip Bayless on Thursday
‘I’m sick of you, man. I’m sick of you. You interrupted Ernie…can he finish his monologue?’ Barkley asked.
‘I’m not taking my tweet down, I’m not taking my tweet down. I believe what I said,’ he added to much laughter.
Barkley wasn’t done there, adding, ‘I know I’m just like Shannon, I know what it’s like to work with somebody you hate.’
Sharpe caused a stir Tuesday after not turning up to work on Undisputed, before returning the following day where he clashed with Bayless.
Bayless defiantly refused to delete a tweet questioning the NFL’s decision to postpone Monday’s Bills-Bengals game following Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field.
Bayless’ tweet came as Hamlin was being resuscitated on Paycor Stadium turf Monday night
Though it came at the cost of Sharpe’s monologue, which he couldn’t get through without being interrupted by his debate partner.
In mid December, Barkley and O’Neal trolled another spat between Sharpe and Bayless.
The charade began when O’Neal told Barkley ‘I will smack you right now’, during their halftime coverage.
Barkley played the role of NFL Hall of Famer, Sharpe, putting his glasses on before taking them off, screaming ‘insult me again.’
Often controversial, Bayless sparked fury with his tweet given Damar Hamlin’s condition
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O’Neal replied, ‘put your glasses back on, Chuck,’ while smirking – the same quote used by Bayless a day prior. ‘That’s what you do! Every time you insult me,’ Barkley said laughing hysterically.
Sharpe took off his glasses Monday during the debate show after becoming incensed with Bayless amid an explosive discussion surrounding Tom Brady.
‘This man is playing at a high level at 45 when you had to stop at 35,’ Bayless said.
Sharpe, enraged, replied: ‘That’s what you do! Every time I call something into question, I get it.’
Bayless (right) has defiantly refused to delete a tweet questioning the NFL’s decision to postpone Monday’s Bills-Bengals game after Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin ‘s cardiac arrest
SHARPE-BAYLESS ON-AIR BLOWUP
SHARPE: There’s been a lot of speculation on why I wasn’t on air yesterday, and I won’t get into speculation, conjecture, innuendo, but I will say this: Watching that game on Monday night, what happened to Damar Hamlin struck me a little different.
As the brotherhood of the NFL, when injuries happen – and we know injuries are part of the game, I’ve seen guys suffer for ACLs and achilles tear – but I’ve never had to see anybody have to be revived and fight for their life on the field, so it struck me a little differently, because I remember seeing my brother [former Packers receiver Sterling Sharpe] paralyzed on the field, temporarily, and he was able to regain focus.
Skip tweeted something, and although I disagreed with the tweet, and hopefully Skip will take it down…
BAYLESS: Timeout. I’m not going to take it down, because I stand by what I tweeted.
SHARPE: Skip, let me finish.
BAYLESS: No, you go.
SHARPE: … I can’t even get through a monologue without you interrupting me.
SHARPE: I was just gonna say, Skip, I didn’t want, yesterday, to get into a situation where Damar Hamlin was the issue. We should be talking about him, and not get into your tweet.
That’s what I was gonna do. But you can’t even let me finish my opening monologue without you interrupting.
BAYLESS: I was under the impression you weren’t going to bring this up, because nobody here had a problem with that tweet.
SHARPE: Clearly the bosses wanted you to offer explanation, so clearly…
BAYLESS: No, they didn’t.