Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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A TNT on-set dialogue about Shaq's Twitter battle beef "with Oklahoma City Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins" quickly turned into a discussion about Skip Bayless. And when Charles Barkley is involved, as he was Tuesday night, any mention of the noted ESPN contrarian has the potential to escalate quickly into fireworks. Barkley, you may recall, has never exactly been shy about his dislike for Bayless, who has been with ESPN full-time since 2004. In 2009, he called Bayless an "idiot" on The Jay Leno Show, and he's referred to Bayless as "one of the two people [he'd] like to kill." Barkley has also gone on record saying he hates the former San Jose Mercury News columnist "more than any person in the world." In 2011, Barkley referred to Bayless as "the biggest ******* in the history of journalism" and last year, he called him the "the biggest punk in the world." So, yeah, there's no love lost there, and now we can add this one-liner to the list: "If I could get Skip Bayless in a ...
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