Posted by Sabrina B.Â @gametimegirl
I don’t understand this at all. Skip didn’t think someone would look into his claims?! Â #C’monSon
Well Jalen Rose called out Skip on First Take this morning about Skip being a star basketball player in high school. Jalen is now a hero to many that can’t stand Skip. Lol. Check the video & full story….
Skip Bayless has made an outlandish claim or two (okay, at least three) in his time as an ESPN personality. Last week, while ripping Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Bayless likened Westbrook’s style of play to his own — in high school.
Then the Internet took over. A website called TheLostOgle, based out of Oklahoma City, found scans of the 1969 and 1970 Northwest Classen High School yearbook. Northwest Classen is Bayless’ alma mater where he was a senior in 1970.
The yearbook contained stats of every player on the basketball team — including Bayless. In 1969, Bayless didn’t play a game for the varsity team, though saw time in JV. His senior year, Bayless saw action in 15 0f the team’s 22 games, scoring a total of 21 points and Northwest Classen went 20-2 on its way to the state finals.
Incidentally, Russell Westbrook has played in 302 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder (of the NBA), averaging 34.2 minutes, 19 points, 6.8 assists and 4.7 rebounds.