Skip Bayless, eternal heel, says Jalen Suggs’ Final Four buzzer-beater was ‘pure luck’
Gonzaga rookie Jalen Suggs delivered one of the best shots in March Madness history on Saturday, conceding a half court, beating 3 on the glass to give the seeded Bulldogs a 93- 90 in overtime against 11 seeded UCLA in the Final Four.
The shot was incredible, without a doubt. Also consider the time remaining on the clock (3.3 seconds when Gonzaga conceded the ball), the final round of the four and the nature of the back and forth of the game, and many will count this match among the greatest in history. of the NCAA tournament.
Skip Bayless’s eternal heel and chronic contrarian, however, did not share this opinion. On the contrary, the “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” co-host called the move “pure luck,” later adding that, for this reason, the game could not be considered an all-time game.
I don’t know how you can call it an all-time great college basketball game when it was won by one lucky shot.
– Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 4, 2021
Just to clarify, Bayless was not impressed with this shoot:
There is really nothing to say about Bayless’s opinion. He’s committed to a little, whoever pays well and gets him in the news even if he’s not doing anything particularly interesting. But just for the sake of posterity, let’s note that a “lucky” move doesn’t take away from the greatness of this Final Four game – it only adds to it. Any other opinion is stupid.
Let’s say the shot was just “lucky”. Does that take away from Jaime Jaquez Jr. to tie the game with a return with 3.3 seconds left in overtime? Does that take away from Drew Timme, with four faults, a charge on Tyger Campbell with 1.1 seconds in regulation time on a potential possession of the Bruins which would change the head? Does that take away the incredible Suggs streak where he blocked a Cody Riley dunk attempt and then gave Timme a half-field rebound pass to Timme for a dunk? Does that take 29 points away from game-top Johnny Juzang on 12 of 18 shots? Or the 19 lead changes, or the fact that neither team leads by more than seven points?
The answers to these questions, in order: no, no, no, no, no and no.
Twitter sharply criticized Bayless for her steamy take. Here are some memorable entries: