Skip Bayless coins ridiculous nickname for LeBron after incident with Pacers fans

Joshua Rogers November 25, 2021
Skip Bayless coins ridiculous nickname for LeBron after incident with Pacers fans
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Skip Bayless coined a new nickname for LeBron James after the incident with two Pacers fans on Wednesday. It was peak Skip, and Twitter seemed to love it.

The Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers 124-116 in overtime on Wednesday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, but that was the side-story of the evening.

LeBron had two fans ejected from the arena with 2:29 left in overtime over something they said to him.

One of Lebron’s biggest critics, Skip Bayless, couldn’t resist takin a shot at the Lakers star, coining a new nickname for him.

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LeBron gets two fans kicked out during OT

The game on Wednesday night reached peak drama when LeBron James got two fans kicked out in OT.

The Lakers star gestured for referee Rodney Mott to come over to him, yelling the words, “Right f***ing here.”

After speaking with another arena official, security promptly escorted the man and the woman from their seats and out of the arena.

Here’s what LeBron said about the affair and what the fans said/did to him.

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Skip Bayless coins new nickname for LeBron

LeBron James and Skip Bayless have a long and complicated relationship. Skip co-hosts FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed with Shannon Sharpe, and has been critical of LeBron for too many years to remember.

Bayless never fails to get a sly dig in at ‘The King’ whenever he can, and Wednesday night was no different.

After the incident with the Pacers fans, Skip confirmed he’d be talking about what happened on today’s show, while coining a new nickname for LeBron.

Skip nicknamed Lebron ‘LeSnitch’, presumably because he ‘snitched’ on the two fans sitting courtside.

‘LeSnitch’ starts trending soon after

NBA Twitter caught wind of Skip’s LeBron nickname rather quickly. ‘LeSnitch’ memes and jokes predictably ensued, and they were admittedly pretty funny.

LeBron would have the last laugh, though. He hit a ridiculous step-back three in OT and broke out his famous ‘Silencer’ celebration for the first time in the Purple and Gold as the Lakers sealed victory.

LeBron James hitting big shots and Skip Bayless ridiculing him at every opportunity? Some things will never change.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.