‘The A train is leaving to the #1 seed’ — Shannon Sharpe on LeBron’s Lakers clinching the Western Conference

The Lakers are officially the number 1 seed in the West after an 8-point win over the Jazz last night thanks to Anthony Davis’ 42 points and LeBron’s 22. It’s the first time the Lakers are the top seed in the conference since 2010. After the game LeBron said that he proved his doubters wrong, saying “They said I can’t do it. I can just say it feels damn good to be the number one seed in the West. For me, personally.” Hear what Shannon Sharpe has to say about LeBron’s achievement.

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Shannon Sharpe: NBA jersey statements will hopefully start conversations in homes across America

As the NBA season resumes, players have the opportunity to wear social justice messages on the back of their jerseys in lieu of their names. “Black Lives Matter”, “Justice”, and “Say Their Names” are among 29 messages that had been pre-approved by the league. Hear why Shannon Sharpe believes the NBA jersey statements will start conversations in homes across America.

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Skip Bayless: Dak Prescott is more valuable than Ezekiel Elliott

After an offseason in Cabo, Ezekiel Elliott dropped 6 spots from last year and landed at number 24 on the NFL top 100 list that’s voted on by the players. While Zeke slid a few spots down, Dak Prescott landed himself at 46 overall on the list which was a jump considering he missed the cut the previous two seasons. Hear why Skip Bayless believes that Dak Prescott is more valuable than Zeke.

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Shannon Sharpe: I’m surprised LeBron didn’t play, but I’m happy with the Lakers’ performance

LeBron along with Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma, and Dwight Howard all sat out LA’s final scrimmage against the Wizards yesterday. The Lakers did come away with a 123-to116 win. Hear why Shannon Sharpe is surprised that LeBron didn’t play, but was ultimately happy with the performance of other key players.

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Shannon Sharpe: LeBron deserves MVP over Giannis after his performance in the Western Conference

While Giannis Antetokounmpo has been favored most of the season to win back-to-back MVP’s, LeBron has made his case for the award. The King said quote, “As far as the MVP race, I showed what I’m capable of doing, not only individually but from a team perspective, us being number one in the West.” LeBron also said that he silenced a lot of critics who had questioned how he would perform if he ever left the Eastern conference for the Western conference. Hear why Shannon Sharpe agrees with LeBron James and believes he should win this year’s MVP.

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Clarence Hill: The Cowboys have mistaken Dak’s kindness for weakness

At the beginning of the 2019 season, Jerry Jones said that a new deal with Dak Prescott was nearly done. Since then, there has reportedly been very little progress between the two sides, and we are now only hours away from the deadline for Dak to sign a long-term deal. Cowboys’ insider Clarence Hill joins Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe to discuss if a deal can be made between Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott.

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Shannon Sharpe reacts to NBA hotline receiving tips about bubble infractions in Orlando

According to reports, there have already been several anonymous tips to the NBA hotline about players breaking rules in the Orlando bubble. Almost immediately, Twitter began to have a field day with Chris Paul memes, speculating that he was the one behind all of the anonymous tips. Shannon Sharpe discusses what these infractions could mean for the playoffs.

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Skip Bayless: There is still hope that Dak & Jerry Jones can make a deal before tonight’s deadline

Dak Prescott has until 4pm ET today to sign a long-term deal with the Cowboys. Dallas has never had a quarterback play under the franchise tag, but the deadline is rapidly approaching. Hear why Skip Bayless believes there is still hope for Jerry Jones and Dak Prescott to make a deal.

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Skip Bayless: It’s a bigger miss for Cowboys to overpay Dak rather than keep him on a franchise tag

Of a poll of anonymous sports agents done by The Athletic, two said that Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ inability to get a long-term deal done has been the most surprising event this off season. One agent went so far as to call it a quote, “big miss for Dallas.” Hear why Skip Bayless believes its a bigger miss to overpay Dak rather than keeping him on the franchise tag.

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Chris Broussard: LeBron will still promote social justice issues despite not wearing a jersey statement

Lakers star LeBron James says he will not have a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the league resumes July 30th. Hear why Chris Broussard believes LeBron will still use this opportunity to support social justice issues despite not wearing a statement jersey.

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Shannon Sharpe: Washington’s decision to change team name was the right thing to do

The Washington Redskins are reportedly expected to retire their nickname today, but we don’t have any word yet on what the new name will be, while the Atlanta Braves say they’ve decided not to change their nickname but are going to take a close look at their Tomahawk Chop fan celebration. Hear why Shannon Sharpe believes Washington’s decision to change their name was the ‘right thing to do.’

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Shannon Sharpe: I don’t see Dana White taking action against Mike Perry using racial slurs

Video surfaced last night of UFC fighter Mike Perry punching a man at a Texas restaurant Tuesday night. After punching the man, Perry could be heard using the n-word several times. It should be noted that the man he punched and the surrounding crowd appeared to be Caucasian. After the incident, Perry simply tweeted quote, “no comment”. Hear why Shannon Sharpe believes UFC President Dana White won’t take action.

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Skip Bayless: This is LeBron's best chance to win the Finals, I'm not buying the Bucks

The resumption of the NBA season is just weeks away, and LeBron James is focused on winning a fourth career championship. We even got the news this week that Dwight Howard will be joining LeBron in Orlando. And according to a Yahoo Sports article, this is LeBron’s quote “last best chance to win a fourth ring in his prime.” Here why Skip Bayless believes that this is LeBron’s best chance to win another championship.

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Shannon Sharpe: The issue that NBA players are trying to solve is bigger than jersey statements

The NBA recently released a list of social justice messages that can be displayed on the backs of jerseys for the league’s restart in Orlando, but several players aren’t happy with the options. When asked about the list, Mike Scott said quote “It was a bad list, bad choice, they didn’t give players a chance to voice their opinion.” Jaylen Brown agreed, telling reporters that he was quote “very disappointed” with the list. Hear why Shannon Sharpe believes that cause is bigger than what’s on the back of a jersey.

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Skip Bayless: Chiefs have caught Super Bowl euphoria, it’ll be hard for Mahomes to live up to this contract

In just three years, Patrick Mahomes has broken NFL records, starred on the cover of Madden, won an MVP, a Super Bowl and a Super Bowl MVP. Which leads us to yesterday, when he signed the largest contract in sports history, agreeing to a mega-10-year-extension with the Chiefs for 450 million dollars. Hear why Skip Bayless believes that the Chiefs have caught Super Bowl euphoria.

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Shannon Sharpe: Jerry Jones made a mistake of not paying Dak before Mahomes’ extension

Patrick Mahomes has just signed a mega-10-year-extension with the Chiefs for 450 million dollars. It is the largest contract in sports history. But with Mahomes getting paid, it’s bound to have an effect on Dak Prescott, who has been franchise tagged and is still waiting for his new contract this summer. The Cowboys have until next Wednesday to work out a deal with Dak. Hear why Shannon Sharpe has to say about Mahomes’ new deal and what it means for Dak Prescott.

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Skip Bayless: NBA players must trust each other with COVID protocols to have a successful playoffs

The NBA gave players a one hundred and thirteen page manual explaining all of the rules and safety protocols in the Orlando bubble. But DeMar DeRozan called the volume and specifics of the rules quote “frustrating” and “overwhelming.” Meanwhile, Damian Lillard said he isn’t confident that all the rules will even be followed. Hear why Skip Bayless believes NBA players will have to learn to trust each other if they want to have a successful postseason.

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Shannon Sharpe speaks on the Mike Gundy investigation at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State announced that an internal review of head coach Mike Gundy quote “uncovered no signs or indication of racism.” The review came after star running back Chuba Hubbard threatened to boycott the team once Gundy was seen wearing a shirt featuring the logo of far-right network, One America News. Hear why Shannon Sharpe believes that the Mike Gundy investigation should have been conducted by outside council.

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Skip Bayless: Giannis is wrong about Orlando being the hardest playoffs, it’s actually the easiest

Giannis Antetokounmpo believes the 2020 championship will be even harder for a team to win than a typical one due to the pandemic. Yesterday he was asked if the eventual champion will have an asterisk, and he responded quote “I hear a lot of people saying it could have a star next to it. It’s going to be the toughest championship you could ever win.” Hear why Skip Bayless disagrees with Giannis and believes this will be the easiest playoffs there ever was.

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Shannon Sharpe: Tom Brady is trying to paint Bill Belichick as the bad guy

Tom Brady reportedly sent ‘Football’s fun again’ text after Rob Gronkowski was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, implying that he wasn’t having fun while playing with the New England Patriots. Shannon Sharpe tells Skip Bayless why he believes the MVP quarterback is taking shots at his old coach Bill Belichick, and if he didn’t have fun last season, it had more to do with his poor performance than anything else.

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