Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors Guard DeMar DeRozan Criticizes Fox Sports Commentator Skip Bayless

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raptors Guard DeMar DeRozan Criticizes Fox Sports Commentator Skip Bayless

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DeRozan criticizes Bayless for Hayward tweet

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Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan criticized Fox Sports commentator Skip Bayless over Twitter on Tuesday night after the TV personality made light of an injury to Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward.

Hayward broke his ankle midway through the first quarter of the NBA's season opener between Boston and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He went up for an alley-oop pass and fell to the court awkwardly after a small collision with Cleveland's LeBron James. A hush fell over the Cavaliers' arena as Hayward lay on the floor with his leg bent severely. Several Celtics teammates huddled near the bench in prayer. Hayward had his leg wrapped in an air cast as he exited the arena.

"If Gordon Hayward is gone, maybe for the season, LeBron's path to losing a sixth finals gets even easier," said Bayless in a tweet shortly after the gruesome injury, referencing James's five lost NBA Finals. …

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