In May, when Bell suggested defenses were intentionally trying to injure him, Bayless said on his show that the All-Pro running back should stop whining.
"This is unbecoming of a Pittsburgh Steeler to come across as whining," the professional sports yeller said. "Just shut up and go beat them next year."
Bell took exception.
I need to get on 1st take cuz I'm tired of @RealSkipBayless tlkin this & that when it comes to me! say what u need to say to me to my face
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) May 26, 2016
The 24-year-old running back has now found a more creative outlet to vent his frustrations with the world's foremost sports troll: a diss track.
Bell, who raps under the name Juice, titled the track "Shrimp Bayless." Here's a sampling:
I guess your vision’s a blur,
guess the only way you’ll like me
if I play for the Spurs.
I think the Cowboys hurt his heart
I’m about to get him a nurse.
Keep on talking that mess,
This will only get worse.
Bell posted the track to SoundCloud.
Bayless addressed Bell's rhymes on Tuesday's episode of his show, Undisputed.
"In this diss track Le’Veon said 'I’ve got the Hall of Fame waiting.'
"I don’t know about that. I’m not seeing that yet. I think [Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott] showed you in his rookie year, leading this league in rushing, he’s at least starting down the Hall of Fame path.
"Le’Veon has told us he’s ‘revolutionized the running back position,’ the way they run with the football, and he said it was similar to the way Steph [Curry] has revolutionized shooting the basketball from distance in the NBA. We both said ‘no, come on now, back off Le’Veon.’"
Bayless kept returning to the Elliott well.
"My point, which I’ve said on air to you since the start of this year, Le’Veon Bell is a really, really good running back. I can make a case he’s the second-best, unless you think David Johnson is. Second or third-best.
"But my point from the start is: Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back in football. That’s all, I’m sorry. He’s simply better in so many ways than Le’Veon."
But that doesn't mean Skip can't appreciate Bell's lyrical abilities—before somehow turning the compliment into an insult.
"In all seriousness, I really liked the track. Le’Veon can rap. Le’Veon can write lyrics," he said. "Those were cleverly written. I liked the beat, I liked his execution … and I especially loved the line, which made me laugh out loud the first time I heard it: 'I guess the only way you’ll like me is if I played for the [San Antonio] Spurs.'
"The Spurs are my favorite NBA team, and it made me laugh because I don’t think the Spurs would have Le’Veon. I’m not sure he would fit in their culture, or vice versa. I don’t know if Le’Veon would have the Spurs."