Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill expressed his disapproval of FOX Sports analyst Skip Bayless’ recent comments about Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant.
Bayless called Durant the “softest player on the planet” during the Nets’ loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) April 21, 2022
Durant has struggled mightily against the Celtics, as he shot just 4-for-17 from the field on Wednesday night. The 12-time All-Star still finished the game with 27 points, but that was mainly because he shot 20 free throws, making 18 of them.
While Bayless may have gone too far with his criticism of Durant, there’s no doubt that the Celtics have thrown the former MVP off his game early in the series.
Durant shot just 9-for-24 from the field in Game 1, and he’s turned the ball over six times in each of the first two games. The Nets have blown fourth-quarter leads in Games 1 and 2, and Durant’s inability to score down the stretch is a big reason why.
Hill clearly thinks that Bayless is overreacting by calling Durant soft, and there is always a chance that the Nets forward bounces back and leads his team to a series win despite currently being down 2-0.
While the Nets and Durant look to keep their playoff run alive, Hill is preparing for his first season with the Dolphins after the team traded for him in March.
Hill will be a key weapon for Tua Tagovailoa in the 2022 season, and he should form a dynamic duo with Jaylen Waddle. The Dolphins are hoping that Hill’s big-play ability will help lead them to the playoffs in the upcoming campaign.