Fox Sports 1 analyst Skip Bayless, one of Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James' biggest haters over the years, had a change of heart! Bayless, a firm believer in Michael Jordan as the NBA's GOAT, or greatest of all time, proclaimed that he “finally decided” James is the GOAT. There's just one problem, though. It's April Fool's Day!

Either Bayless is about to shock the world and completely do a 180 on everything he has ever said on the Lakers superstar, or it's an April Fool's Day prank.

Knowing just how committed Bayless has been to the James hate, every NBA fan knows the answer to that.

While Bayless suddenly starting a lovefest for the Lakers star is just about out of this world, he has softened his stance a bit when it comes to The King and his team recently.

Earlier this week, Bayless had warned fans to watch out for James, who is rested coming off of his foot injury, and the Lakers out west.

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It's certainly plausible, given the fact that the Lakers, who are 39-38 and currently the seventh seed, managed to stay in the race despite being without James.

And James, who has again shouldered one of the league's biggest workloads by playing just under 36 minutes per game this year, can only benefit from the extra rest he garnered thanks to his injury.

Bayless bailing on his usual James stance to back the Lakers out west is one thing. But him bailing on his Jordan GOAT take is entirely another.

All NBA fans can do is tip their caps to Bayless for a well-executed April Fool's Day joke.