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Skip Bayless, eternal heel, says Jalen Suggs’ Final Four buzzer-beater was ‘pure luck’

Gonzaga freshman Jalen Suggs delivered one of many high photographs in March Madness historical past on Saturday, banking a halfcourt, buzzer-beating 3 off the glass to present the top-seeded Bulldogs a 93-90 extra time win towards 11-seed UCLA within the Final Four.

The shot was superb, unquestionably. Also contemplate the time left on the clock (3.3 seconds when Gonzaga inbounded the ball), the Final Four stage and back-and-forth nature of the sport, and lots of will depend this matchup among the many biggest in NCAA Tournament historical past.

Eternal heel and power contrarian Skip Bayless, nonetheless, didn’t maintain that opinion. On the opposite, the “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” co-host known as the shot nothing greater than “pure luck,” including later that, for that cause, the sport could not be thought-about an all-time nice one.

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Just for clarification, Bayless was unimpressed by this shot:

There’s actually nothing to say about Bayless’ opinion. He’s dedicated to a bit, one which pays properly and locations him within the news even when he is not doing something notably newsworthy. But only for the sake of posterity, let’s be aware {that a} “lucky” shot doesn’t detract from the greatness of this Final Four matchup — it solely provides to it. Any different opinion is asinine.

Say the shot was simply “lucky.” Does that take away from Jaime Jaquez Jr. tying the sport with a putback with 3.3 seconds left in extra time? Does it take away from Drew Timme, with 4 fouls, drawing a cost on Johnny Juzang with 1.1 seconds in regulation on a would-be lead-changing Bruins possession? Does it take away from Suggs’ unbelievable sequence the place he blocked a Cody Riley dunk try after which dished a half-court bounce go to Timme for a dunk? Does it take away from Juzang’s game-high 29 factors on 12-of-18 capturing? Or the 19 lead adjustments, or the truth that no workforce led by greater than seven factors?

The solutions to these questions, so as: No, no, no, no, no and no.

Twitter roundly criticized Bayless for his scorching scorching take. Here are a couple of memorable entries:

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