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Kevin Durant To Skip Bayless: 'U Brainwashing These People'

First Posted: 09/12/2012 3:20 pm Updated: 09/12/2012 3:20 pm

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.

Skip Bayless
Wake up, KD: LeBron is keeping his friends close and his enemy closer. You're letting him OWN you.

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.

Chris Hernandez
RT : u brainwashing these people out herethey think sinceu on espn you know what u talkin bout please, nobody owns me

Bayless continued to call out Durant a few hours later via Twitter, telling the Olympic champion that he shouldn't be friends with his "primary rival" and that he must get under his skin.

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.

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    Skip Bayless recently raised eyebrows bringing up PED use with regards to Derek Jeter's stellar 18th season. The 13-time All-Star shortstop responded saying, <a href="" target="_hplink">"Maybe Skip should be tested."</a>

  • Terrell Suggs

  • Mark Cuban

  • Jalen Rose

  • Charles Barkley

  • Cris Carter

  • Troy Aikman

    In the summer of 2011, Troy Aikman was asked about Skip Bayless speculating in his book published in 1996 that the Hall of Fame QB might be gay. Aikman hinted that if the two ever were to meet, <a href="" target="_hplink">it might get physical. </a> "I will tell you this. I've not seen -- I've not physically seen Skip Bayless since that time," he said, via the <a href="" target="_hplink">Dallas Morning News</a>. "That was in '95. And I still kind of wonder what I might do to him when I do see him."

  • Chris Kluwe

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe took exception to Skip Bayless referring Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff as a "nonplayer" after missing a crucial field goal in a playoff game. <a href="" target="_hplink">Kluwe went on a Twitter rant ripping Bayless and then told Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Post</a> one of the insults he would say to Bayless if ever on "First Take." <blockquote>"I hope you fall down an elevator shaft onto a burning pile of rusted AIDS needles."</blockquote>

  • Richard Sherman


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