ESPN pundit Scott Van Pelt didn’t hold back when he went after critics of LeBron James.
“It’s time to find a new axe to grind if you’ve made your living ripping him,” he said. (RELATED: Cleveland Cavaliers Win NBA Championship)
Scott Van Pelt is forever my favorite. The statement to end all statements to LeBron haters. pic.twitter.com/qnrWCFObVH
— J.C. De Leon (@jcdeleon1) June 20, 2016
It’s very possible that Van Pelt is subtly trying to attack his coworker Skip Bayless, who is arguably the planet’s biggest critic of James. Even after the legendary performance from James, it still wasn’t enough to change Bayless’ mind. (SLIDESHOW: Baller Babes: These Gorgeous Women Love Basketball)
For those raving about LeBron in elimination games: He turned it over 3 times late vs Spurs in Game 6, missed tying 3, Ray Allen saved him.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 17, 2016
How can Kyrie Irving not be Finals MVP after his last four games?
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 20, 2016
Safe to say that Van Pelt and Bayless couldn’t be further apart on this issue, but the three championship rings on his hand would suggest that Van Pelt is on the right side of history.