Six minutes into the 2017-18 NBA season, the NBA world was anything but excited. In the first quarter of the season opener between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, new Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered an ankle injury so gruesome, his emotional teammates had to huddle in support of one another.
If you’re not cool with seeing body parts go in directions they’re not supposed to go, do not watch this video.
— Fan Insider (@FanInsider_) October 18, 2017
The reaction of the Cavs bench says it all.
— ☇ASAP Sports News☇ (@ASAP_SportsNews) October 18, 2017
Players and fans of all teams tweeted their support as and after Hayward was carried off the floor on a stretcher, including Paul George, who knows something about world-stopping leg injuries.
God bless you bro @gordonhayward ! 🙏🏾 help him thru this god!
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 18, 2017
🙏🏽🙏🏽 For @gordonhayward. Come back stronger!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 18, 2017
If Gordon Hayward is gone, maybe for the season, LeBron’s path to losing a sixth finals gets even easier.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) October 18, 2017
Players, fans, and reporters then took turns rightly trashing the FS1 sports yeller.
Really? You are a heartless Clown. Go paint your face! https://t.co/1HYNPwdw7T
— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) October 18, 2017
You’re a clown for that tweet after a man gets hurt with a potential career ending injury! Shit bigger then basketball!
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) October 18, 2017
Skip Bayless can eat shit.
— James Holas (@SnottieDrippen) October 18, 2017
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) October 18, 2017
You’re really a sensationalist jerk Skip. Hope the attention you get from this is enough.. it wont be. It wont ever be. Shannon > you
— Sean Grandillo (@seangrandillo) October 18, 2017
Skip Bayless might be an attention-craving asshole, guys
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) October 18, 2017
Skip Bayless using a man’s injury as an opportunity to take another dig at Lebron. Gross
— hoodie melo szn. (@mellymakonnen) October 18, 2017
Gordon Hayward breaks his ankle and all skip bayless can think about is Lebron 😑
— Chris Reign (@iamChrisReign) October 18, 2017
You know what’s amazing, FOX paid Skip Bayless $5 million and all it did was make Stephen A and Shannon Sharpe bigger stars. https://t.co/jB3IvEbxdN
— Cian Fahey (@Cianaf) October 18, 2017
Normal person: Man that Hayward injury was bad, wish him the best
Skip Bayless: How can I use this to injury to bash other people i hate
— Adrian Bolstridge (@philosomy) October 18, 2017
While Bayless was out there showing zero class, LeBron was doing the exact opposite.
LeBron gives Gordon Hayward some words of encouragement following his injury. pic.twitter.com/VW4HDDoP2k
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 18, 2017