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Skip Bayless Crushes Lakers' Draft Decision: Fans React

Skip Bayless on set for ESPN.

Skip Bayless absolutely went after the Los Angeles Lakers for their 2022 draft decision on Thursday night.

The controversial sports analyst blasted the Lakers for their second-round selection of Michigan State guard Max Christie, suggesting he doesn't fit the team's glaring need for perimeter shooting.

"Lakers acquire a 2nd-round pick, take Michigan State's Max Christie, who shot only 32% from 3 last season. Perfect! He'll fit right in with LeBron and Westbrick," Bayless wrote on Twitter.

The NBA world took to Twitter to react to this criticism.

"Skip truly is a generational talent at hating. I only can respect it," one fan wrote.

"This dude hating on rookie just to slander Bron and Russ," another added.

"Westbrick!! nah this dude a pure savage," another said.

Ahead of last night's draft, the Lakers didn't have a single pick to their name. The organization acquired the 35th overall pick from the Magic in exchange for a future second-round pick and cash.

Christie averaged 9.3 points per game through his freshman season with the Spartans in 2021-22. He shot just 31.7% from behind the arc.

Christie and the Lakers will look to prove Bayless wrong this coming season.