Pelicans troll Skip Bayless on Twitter over calling Anthony Davis overrated
The New Orleans Pelicans weren’t about to allow sports media provocateur Skip Bayless get away with even insinuating that Anthony Davis is overrated. Even better, the Pelicans expertly trolled Bayless by making mention of an embarrassing allegation about the FOX Sports 1 talking head.
Bayless, as he is wont to do, threw out the arguably ludicrous hot take about Davis on Twitter in a bid to promote an upcoming edition of his “Undisputed” program. In the tweet, Bayless teases how he’s going to explain on the show why he thinks Davis is in fact overrated.
Why I think Anthony Davis is overrated. @undisputed. 9:30 AM ET. FS1
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) February 27, 2018
Davis is coming off a 53-point, 18-rebound, three-assist and five-block performance in Monday’s 125-116 victory over the Phoenix Suns. It would mark the Pelicans’ sixth-straight victory, leaving the team 34-26 and sitting as the fifth seed in the loaded Western Conference.
Davis is averaging over 40 points per game during the Pelicans’ win streak, all the more remarkable given how the team was left for dead when DeMarcus Cousins went down with a season-ending injury. And then there’s this:
Anthony Davis has his 5th 40-point, 10-rebound game in February, the most over a calendar month in the past 35 seasons. pic.twitter.com/nZXucMjlvr
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 27, 2018
That kind of productivity ought to usher in talk of Davis being a legitimate MVP candidate. But not for Bayless, obviously. So, in response, the Pelicans’ official Twitter account made mention of the rumor that Bayless actually may have once used a burner social media account to promote himself and his show.
Don’t forget to log into your burner account Water Pistol Pete Junior! pic.twitter.com/GRvB8E7SeN
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) February 27, 2018