Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific leg injury (initial diagnois is a fractured ankle) in his debut for the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night in Cleveland, after the All-Star forward signed a four-year, $128 million deal with Boston over the offseason.
While Twitter has been (mostly) full of players, fans, and media showing support for Hayward after the gruesome injury, Skip Bayless had a very, well, Skip Bayless-esque tweet.
If Gordon Hayward is gone, maybe for the season, LeBron's path to losing a sixth finals gets even easier.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 18, 2017
That drew plenty of response from Twitter, including NBA stars DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay referring to Bayless as a clown.
Really? You are a heartless Clown. Go paint your face! https://t.co/1HYNPwdw7T
— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) October 18, 2017
You’re a clown for that tweet after a man gets hurt with a potential career ending injury! Shit bigger then basketball!
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) October 18, 2017
do you ever check your mentions to realize what a piece of shit you are?
— Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) October 18, 2017
You are a useless human being.
— Christopher Crawford (@Crawford_MILB) October 18, 2017
You're really a sensationalist jerk Skip. Hope the attention you get from this is enough.. it wont be. It wont ever be. Shannon > you
— Sean Grandillo (@seangrandillo) October 18, 2017
Jesus Skip could have waited to the AM.
— Robert Littal (@BSO) October 18, 2017
A man just broke his leg and all you think about is LeBron smh
— Danny (@PrimeGronkowski) October 18, 2017
Literally dude you are by far the most despicable sports media person on the planet
— Pete Pistone (@PPistone) October 18, 2017
— Marcel Froning (@bqeg) October 18, 2017
not everything is about lebron u dusty old loser
— Anthony (@OMGItsBirdman) October 18, 2017
Honestly forgot Skip Bayless existed since he moved to FS1 until that tweet.
— Sean Highkin (@highkin) October 18, 2017
Lmao have some respect for the dude who just broke his leg.
— Justin (6-1) (@CleFanForLife) October 18, 2017
Go hump sandpaper you prick
— Greg S Pumpkins (@gwiss) October 18, 2017