NBA legend Charles Barkley criticized ‘Undisputed’ host Skip Bayless for his opinion on Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
During an appearance on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ on Friday, Barkley brought up a comment allegedly made by Bayless, in which the FS1 analyst claimed that ‘Bill [Belichick] I only won championships because of Tom Brady.
The former NBA star turned broadcaster criticized Bayless for the “stupid” opinion, insisting that criticism of the legendary former Patriots coach “isn’t right” since Brady didn’t play defense or special teams.
He went on to question whether Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who won three Super Bowls, would have that bill without Patrick Mahomes.
“We have so many idiots and morons and assholes on TV now, everyone has to have a good opinion,” Barkley ranted before urging everyone to stop comparing Mahomes to Brady or Reid to Belichick.
NBA legend Charles Barkley criticized ‘Undisputed’ host Skip Bayless for his ‘stupid’ take
Bayless allegedly claimed ‘Bill [Belichick] He only won championships because of Tom Brady.
“Let me tell you how stupid some of these guys on TV are,” Barkley added while talking about his rival.
You know how much I hate Skip Bayless. He hates it with every fiber. Sometimes it makes me want to gain weight again so I can hate him even more.’
‘Why do you still watch these shows?’ Patrick intervened while Barkley was still angry about Bayless.
“I don’t watch these shows,” Barkley insisted. ‘People send me these interesting shots and I love being tough on people. Because sitting there and saying, “Bill only won championships because of Tom Brady,” is stupid and stupid. Andy Reid is a great person, he is a great coach. But how many championships has he won without Patrick Mahomes? So he stops trying to hate Bill Belichick.
‘For some reason, people want to shoot Bill. Not well. When you appear on television, our job is to be fair and objective. And now we have some clowns on TV saying, “Belichick is overrated.” The guy went to nine Super Bowls. There is no one who has gone to nine Super Bowls who is overrated.”
It’s unclear when Bayless made the alleged comments, but the analyst recently called Belichick “smug, condescending, over the top.”
Barkley urged people to stop comparing Patrick Mahomes (left) and Andy Reid (right) to Brady and Belichick.
Belichick took out a full-page ad in last Sunday’s edition of the Boston Globe to thank fans of the team he coached for 23 years.
‘Obviously there’s nothing wrong with it. But you wonder why he didn’t come earlier during his career,” Bayless said. —Because I never heard him talk like that.
And I was a student of Brady and Belichick. And Keyshawn, I know you know him, and I know you love him, and I know you socialized with him and had steak with him and all that. I understand. Do not know him. I’m doing this from a distance.
“But for me, from a distance, when I first read this, if I can use a Vanderbilt word, I found it moving to the point of being a little sad, because I wished he had given more of this back to the fans.” all those years when he arrogantly led this league.
‘And you know, and I know that he led this league with arrogance, and he had the right to do so, because they were dominating the league. They were dynastic. But he was cocky and condescending, and he was above everything until now.
Bayless then turned his attention to why Belichick hasn’t been signed by any other NFL team: “So this is what I see.” That over the last four years in New England, Bill Belichick, considered the GOAT coach by you and many others, was 29 and 38 and went to a playoff game in Buffalo in which he gave up 47 points and couldn’t catch Josh Allen. offensive punt once.
Belichick recently left the Patriots, a team he had led to six Super Bowls for 23 years.
Belichick’s open letter in the Globe was addressed to New England Patriots fans.
‘They scored every time they had the ball, whether it was a field goal or a touchdown. And from there, he enters the recruiting cycle and goes 0-for-7.
“And clearly to me, and I told you this before, so I’m not being a hypocrite in 20/20 hindsight, I didn’t think anyone would hire him because he hasn’t done enough lately.
“He hasn’t done enough without Tom Brady. He hasn’t done enough with today’s players, the younger generation of players.”
This isn’t the first time Barkley has attacked Bayless, mocking him on NBA on TNT, including an occasion in 2022 when he and Shaquille O’Neal mocked a debate between the rival host and Shannon Sharpe.