DeMar DeRozan rips ‘punk’ Skip Bayless for Dak Prescott comments
Prescott admitted this week that he has been battling depression after losing his brother to an apparent suicide. Bayless, one of the most polarizing TV personalities ever, said he didn’t have sympathy for Prescott and stated the Cowboys star made a mistake revealing his mental health issues.
DeRozan, who opened up about his struggles with depression during the 2017-18 season after Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love went public with his, went off on Bayless on Twitter for his insensitive comments:
S/o to @dak! Real strength is shown through vulnerability. Ppl like Skip are the reason why people suffer from depression at such a high rate! You’re the definition of a punk. Depression is REAL LIFE!
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) September 11, 2020
Dak Prescott should be commended for sharing his struggles with depression, as it will certainly inspire others to get help who are hesitant to do so.
DeMar DeRozan got the assistance he needed when he was struggling, and now the Spurs All-Star is in a much better place emotionally and mentally.
Skip Bayless tried to issue an apology to Prescott on Friday, but the public wasn’t really buying it. His employer, FS1, released a statement on Thursday after Bayless’ comments went viral, stating that they didn’t agree with Skip’s opinion.
Social media was heated at Bayless on Thursday, with the hashtag fire #FireSkipBayless even trending as well on Twitter. All in all, it wasn’t a good look for Bayless.
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