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ESPN’s Skip Bayless Under Fire For Suggesting Kobe’s Rape Case Made Him Marketable

Via NYDailyNews

It’s not exactly a marketing plan Nike suits would draw up.

And the plan, constructed on ESPN’s “First Take” by Skip Bayless, is one he likely wants to now tear up.

On Monday, Bayless reasoned Kobe Bryant’s rape case in Eagle, Colorado eventually raised public awareness for the Lakers star, making him more marketable.

Bayless took viewers back to the Bryant’s pre-trial days.

“He failed in his first sneaker deal because he was just too clean cut and I think it was Adidas that had him first, correct me if I’m wrong.

“But then post-Eagle, Colorado,” Bayless said. “It brought a little attention to him, gave him a little bit of sizzle.”

Considering some of the other “First Take” commentary, Bayless’ words were not all that stunning. He

and Stephen A. Smith have a history of crossing the so-called line.

Another day, another crazy quip coming from First Take.

Is Skip totally out of pocket or do you think he has a point about the public’s awareness of Kobe Bryant post-Colorardo?

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