ESPN Analysts Offend With Commentary Over Kobe Bryant Video Game Ad

November 19th, 2010 by Patrick Scott Patterson Leave a reply »
Skip Bayless and Bomani Jones are apparently so upset over a video game commercial that they forget to talk about it instead of sports.

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant makes a brief cameo in a television commercial for the current No. 1 video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops.  In the commercial, Bryant is seen for a couple of seconds shooting off a rifle.

Apparently, that is enough for ESPN analysts to get up in arms.

"Well, I'm offended by it and I'm pretty sure a bunch of NBA fans will be offended by it," Skip Bayless ranted on ESPN programming yesterday. 

I've had one direct encounter with Bayless in my life.  As a high school senior in 1994, I attended a journalism workshop where Bayless, then with the Dallas Morning News, was a speaker. 

I thought I could never hear him say something as nuts as what he said that day, when he told a room full of high school students nearing graduation that if they had learned to throw a ball they could have made far more money in the real world.

It took a while, but here it is.

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