The partnership between Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe is shortly coming to an end.
According to sources speaking with The Post, Sharpe and Fox Sports, the organization that owns FS1, which airs “Undisputed,” have come to a buyout deal.
The conclusion of the 2023 NBA Finals is expected to coincide with Sharpe’s last appearance.
According to a source, Sharpe’s well-liked “Club Shay Shay” podcast, which has a sizable following on social media and YouTube, will also be leaving Fox Sports.
Sharpe and Bayless clashed publicly on the program after Bills safety Damar Hamlin passed out during a Week 17 game against the Bengals.
Bayless, in a stream-of-conscious tweet sent after Hamlin had collapsed but before the rest of the game had been canceled, wrote, “No doubt the NFL is considering postponing the rest of this game – but how? This late in the season, a game of this magnitude is crucial to the regular-season outcome … which suddenly seems so irrelevant.”
The following morning, Sharpe skipped “Undisputed” and when he got back, he expressed his desire for Bayless to delete the tweet while Bayless insisted that he stood by it.
“I cannot even get through a monologue without you interrupting me,” Sharpe said.
The two then disagreed about whether Bayless should have provided an explanation for the tweet for the FS1 executives. Many armchair analysts predicted the couple would end their relationship at the time, including former FS1 host Marcellus Wiley.
“This is primal. This is two alphas fighting for territory,” Wiley said on Instagram. “This is about power. Because that dynamic of power on that show has shifted, whether it’s real or imagined. Right now, we’re all seeing that battle for it. Let’s see who comes out undisputed.”