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I watched you go back and forth on First Take with Skip Bayless and Stephen A Smith regarding their criticism in covering sports and reporting it . Their job is to call it like they see it , and hear it when they get it from the players , and coaches in the locker room then report it to the fans . If a professional player is not giving 100% like a Kwame Brown who was Michael Jordan's number 1 pick (bust) the media has every right to call him out . Fans are paying large amount of money for tickets to watch Lebron , Kobe , Wade , Howard , the 450 players that make up the NBA and deserve to hear the truth when their soft , disrepectful , or uncoachable . Jalen most of the media guys in the arena that you now are fortunate to be a part of have gone to school and came up through the ranks to get where they are today . Yeah it's ok if you want to take up for the players saying the media has no right to call them names like Bosh Spice or calling Kwame Brown a scrub . I take the side of the media they are right if a multi-million player is playing soft and a former number pick has not improved his game in ten years . Jalen  if you have a problem with that then you need to find a new job . You talk about Howard Cosell and how he lifted up athletes during his era in the media it was a different time and Ali made Cosell and he was critical of Ali . If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen and stick to garden work go plant some roses .  
April 11, 2012  08:51 PM ET

I don't think you understand what double-talk is.

April 11, 2012  10:13 PM ET

Skip Bayless wrote this.

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April 12, 2012  12:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Skip Bayless wrote this.

I'm glad you like to read blogs that I have an opinion on don't be a Jalen Rose add your own spin on a double minded man .

April 12, 2012  12:31 AM ET
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You need to get a life as well as your bosom buddy AssSim stop your foolishness . Jalen cannot judge Skip or Stephen A telling them not to call players out when they are slacking and not to call them names because they have families and it hurts their feelings . But yet in his documentary he called Grant Hill names when he played with Duke and that was years ago yet he begrudged Grant because he was a winner . In the world of sports media you can't straddle the fence you are in or you're out and if Jalen is in as his new career he needs to act like it . Barkley , Kenny , and Shaq tell it like it is and calls players out . Skip and Stephen A can't call them out because they didn't play in the NBA according to Jalen .

So I was right.
You have no idea what double-talk is.
And you're even too obtuse to look it up.

April 12, 2012  12:55 AM ET

Read my lips Jalen Rose is two faced and a double talker . Now go play with R2D2 gobbledygook !

April 12, 2012  12:58 AM ET
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Read my lips Jalen Rose is two faced and a double talker . Now go play with R2D2 gobbledygook !

O . K .

April 12, 2012  12:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I don't think you understand what double-talk is.

Go comment on my " Don't sleep on the Grizzles " blog you have my permission to critique it .

April 12, 2012  12:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Read my lips Jalen Rose is two faced and a double talker . Now go play with R2D2 gobbledygook !

You really should just look up the meaning of double-talk so you stop making yourself look so foolish.

April 12, 2012  01:00 AM ET
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Go comment on my " Don't sleep on the Grizzles " blog you have my permission to critique it .

Do you mean "Grizzlies"?

April 12, 2012  01:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Do you mean "Grizzlies"?

Of . Course .

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April 12, 2012  02:32 AM ET

dang chilax just look up what double-talk means

April 12, 2012  08:04 AM ET

Chosen, I think the reporting can be very subjective, which I believe is Jalen's point. There are times when I enjoy watching both Bayless and Smith but not too often.

I think that Stephen A comes across as an angry black man a lot of times, which is disappointing because I think he can speak with a lot of intelligence when you can get past his attitude.

Bayless is just a pompous ****. I rarely enjoy listening to him and I think many of his coworkers feel the same. Did you hear/read about him lying about his HS basketball career and he got called out on that by Jalen? If he can stick to real reporting, I think he'd be ok but he spends a lot of time acting like a wannabe.

I'm not arguing that analysts (former players) are going to protect players but that isn't always the case. I just think that Rose got fed up with the BS. Look at his past and how hard he worked along with the rest of the Fab Five. I don't think he generally questions other players' work ethic because he was always so focused on his own work ethic and that was expected of his teammates.

Just my thoughts for what it's worth...

April 12, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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I don't think you understand what double-talk is.

Alright maybe I should have said Jalen Rose talks out of the side of his neck . He's a sports analysis now working for ESPN like Skip and Stephen A and it's his job to give the fans what they see and want to hear . I watch every game that comes on ESPN , TNT , NBATv , or ABC until I fall asleep basketball , baseball , football , boxing , golf , the sports I played growing up and still play today . Jalen cannot have it both ways being a analysis and critic if a guy is not giving the fans 100% it's his job to call them out . He's a media guy now not a player the media is not nice to you when you are making millions and you're slacking .

April 12, 2012  10:13 AM ET
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Alright maybe I should have said Jalen Rose talks out of the side of his neck . He's a sports analysis now working for ESPN like Skip and Stephen A and it's his job to give the fans what they see and want to hear . I watch every game that comes on ESPN , TNT , NBATv , or ABC until I fall asleep basketball , baseball , football , boxing , golf , the sports I played growing up and still play today . Jalen cannot have it both ways being a analysis and critic if a guy is not giving the fans 100% it's his job to call them out . He's a media guy now not a player the media is not nice to you when you are making millions and you're slacking .

I think it's a matter of striking the right balance. Chuck does alright on TNT but then he's never had difficulty criticizing either. I think who he is now is the same guy he was on the court and he tends to be respected for that by the players. But, he's also well balanced by the rest of the TNT crew (unfortunately, I'm seeing faces but not recalling the names).

April 12, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Chosen, I think the reporting can be very subjective, which I believe is Jalen's point. There are times when I enjoy watching both Bayless and Smith but not too often.I think that Stephen A comes across as an angry black man a lot of times, which is disappointing because I think he can speak with a lot of intelligence when you can get past his attitude.Bayless is just a pompous ****. I rarely enjoy listening to him and I think many of his coworkers feel the same. Did you hear/read about him lying about his HS basketball career and he got called out on that by Jalen? If he can stick to real reporting, I think he'd be ok but he spends a lot of time acting like a wannabe.I'm not arguing that analysts (former players) are going to protect players but that isn't always the case. I just think that Rose got fed up with the BS. Look at his past and how hard he worked along with the rest of the Fab Five. I don't think he generally questions other players' work ethic because he was always so focused on his own work ethic and that was expected of his teammates.Just my thoughts for what it's worth...

I can appreciate your opinion and yes Skip may have embellished the truth to validate his opinions on athletes and sports . He was no Jalen Rose on the court on any level and Jalen called him out on it . Did Skip deserve to be called out yes because he stretched the truth about his playing the sport . I'm not a huge fan of this very opinionated little man but he is entertaining and the show is entertainment . On the other hand I like Jalen but what he said about Grant Hill when he played at Duke a great program was uncalled for and Jalen received alot of backlash for his jealous comments . But I agree with your comments I can't say that about others .

April 12, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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I can appreciate your opinion and yes Skip may have embellished the truth to validate his opinions on athletes and sports . He was no Jalen Rose on the court on any level and Jalen called him out on it . Did Skip deserve to be called out yes because he stretched the truth about his playing the sport . I'm not a huge fan of this very opinionated little man but he is entertaining and the show is entertainment . On the other hand I like Jalen but what he said about Grant Hill when he played at Duke a great program was uncalled for and Jalen received alot of backlash for his jealous comments . But I agree with your comments I can't say that about others .

I was surprised by what he said about Hill and the rest of Duke. I like Hill; character guy. I think Jalen has matured quite a bit since his college days.

I do like the insight that 30 for 30 gives on a lot of topics that we only see the surface material.

April 12, 2012  11:21 AM ET

I watched the entire blow out between the 3 and one thing Jalen called out 1.4 and now its disrespectful.

Skip has called players all kinds of names and that is not talking about a players game, which is the only thing that matters.

Lashing out at poor play is legal and should be fair game without any say whatsoever.

But to interject name calling and saying well a player should get over the name calling and when they play better I wont call them names.

I think reporting game play and results are open for opinions but name calling is way out of line and I think that reporters should be open game for their bias and lies as well.

Skip felt Jalen went over the line well does Skip think he went over the line on his name calling of Bosh as spiceBosh?

 
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