Skip Bayless issues creepy apology to wife for throwing ‘FIT’ after Derrick White’s buzzer-beater forced a Celtics-Heat Game 7… admitting she ‘still wasn’t talking to him’ three days later
- The Celtics stayed alive for Game 7 after a hard-fought road win in Miami
- And Skip Bayless admitted to losing control of his emotions during the game
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Derrick White’s superb buzzer-beater on Saturday to force a Game 7 between the Celtics and Heat prompted Skip Bayless to launch a “crisis” – a crisis he was still dealing with backfire on Monday.
White’s tip against Miami brought the series back to Boston for a decisive final game, in which the Celtics lost 103-84 after winning the last three games to recover from an 0-3 hole.
But after Boston’s deflating loss in Game 7, Bayless issued a creeping apology to his wife, Ernestine, who was apparently mortified by his behavior in Game 6 – which prevented him from nailing his series prediction.
“Please forgive me, Ernestine,” Bayless wrote on Twitter.
“I’m sorry for the meltdown I threw on Saturday night when I fell within a tenth of a second of a great pick – Heat in 6. I’m overjoyed now. YOU’RE RIGHT: You kept saying, “There’s still one more game to play. Yes, but… YOU CALLED HIM.
Derrick White forced a Game 7 with a dramatic buzzer beater in Miami on Saturday
And Skip Bayless said he ‘freaked out’ after the result – angering his wife, Ernestine
Bayless said on “Undisputed” Monday that Ernestine “still wasn’t talking to me” after the incident.
Although it took an extra game, Bayless finally predicted the right Eastern Conference champion as the Heat won in a big way on the road Monday night.
And the analyst isn’t done trusting the No.8 seed.
“I’m here to tell you they won’t be exposed,” he said on ‘Undisputed’ on Tuesday.
“I’m here for one more time with the Miami Heat. I’m going Heat in six over the Nuggets. Why, because the Heat will prove to be a little bit tougher mentally than a Nuggets team that hasn’t been on this stage.
Miami has now reached the Finals for the second time in four seasons, while the franchise has failed to reach the Conference Finals just once (2020-21) in that span.
Denver, meanwhile, had never passed the Conference Finals before this year with Nikola Jokic, who is averaging a triple-double and nearly 30 points per playoff game.