Skip Bayless has made another enemy.
The ESPN "personality" practiced some studio chair psychology on Tuesday, attempting to divine the motivations and implications of a few practice sessions between basketball superstars. The latest target of sports' foremost fomenter of feuds is three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant. Bayless chided him -- during an episode of "First Take" as well as on Twitter -- for working out with LeBron James before preseason training camp begins.
The Oklahoma City Thunder star reportedly fired back with a tweet of his own but quickly deleted it. As is the case with most tweets deleted by high-profile folks on Twitter, Durants words were retweeted and could still be found in the timelines of his followers. ESPN also showed the original tweet (see video below) during a follow-up "First Take" segment on Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, Bayless dedicated a segment to his theory that James "owns" Durant on "First Take" and insisted that he is "just trying to help" the 23-year-old.