Skip to main content

Skip Bayless bashes Richard Jefferson for saying LeBron is the greatest scorer ever

Skip-Bayless-Richard-Jefferson-LeBron-James-min

During the latest episode of “The no Chill Podcast,” Richard Jefferson said LeBron James is the greatest scorer in NBA history. Here's how he explained it.

People might disagree with me, but understand this, the greatest scorer, it’s consistency, it’s longevity, and it’s amounts.

Richard Jefferson, The No Chill Podcast

It’s hard to argue against R.J. within the framework he had established. But for most NBA fans out there, that's not how you decide who's the best scorer ever. Jefferson's case for LeBron is based on numbers. And James has been scoring for 18 years straight, with no signs of slowing down.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

But for most people out there, how you score should be a part of the argument. And compared to other all-time great bucket-getters, LeBron's scoring repertoire is very limited. He also doesn't have the individual scoring accolades, nor did he have a scoring peak like others he's being compared to.

But you can't be too mad at Richard for giving LeBron his credit. Although he went overboard, the fact is people underappreciate James as a scorer. For everything Jefferson laid out - consistency, longevity, amounts - the Lakers superstar deserves recognition. But he won't be getting it from Skip Bayless any time soon.

The Fox Sports' NBA analyst couldn't look past R.J.'s comment, calling out the '16 NBA champion for putting LeBron above Michael Jordan on the list of greatest scorers in NBA history.

It didn't take long for Richard to respond.

This is not the first time the two went at each other on Twitter. Just a week ago, Jefferson called out Skip for twisting his words, making it seem like R.J. said Kevin Durant is better than LeBron James. Judging by how often Rich praises James, and how often Bayless criticizes him, this won't be their last Twitter back-and-forth as well.

Max Strus

Max Strus shares why the Miami Heat will bounce back this season after a disappointing start - "We have two young guys that are turning the corner of being superstars"

Strus breaks down why the Miami Heat will bounce back this season while giving high praise to Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro

Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd explains why he isn’t too concerned with the Dallas Mavericks' slow start to the season

Kidd believes that the Mavs are figuring things out slowly but surely, and ensured fans that they won't be winning any awards for the first 20 games of the season

Charles Barkley & Erik Spoelstra

Charles Barkley believes it's time for the Miami Heat to break the team up and start over

Barkley pondered whether or not it was time for the Heat to start from scratch amid their 11-14 run in the first 25 games of the season

Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson

“It looked like me and Shaq had a baby” — when Chuck had Shaq dying laughing with his Zion comment

One year later, Zion proved he's put in the work and is leading the New Orleans Pelicans to the playoffs.

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant and Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas

"It was intelligent trash talking, when you played him you’re playing a mental war" — Gilbert Arenas shares his experience trash-talking Kobe Bryant

Former Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas outlines what it was like to receive trash-talking from Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson

"They gave me a check for $25,000 cash, I blew it all in one day" — Stephen Jackson reveals he blew his first NBA paycheck

Former three-point specialist Stephen Jackson reveals how he and Mike Bibby spent his first NBA pay check in a few hours.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich and New Orleans Hornets guard Devin Brown

“I think we can pay you a little bit more than that” — When Gregg Popovich saved Devin Brown from an overnight stocker job

Thanks to Gregg Popovich's training camp invite, Devin Brown was able to live his NBA dream.