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The Austin Reaves comparison by Skip Bayless has surprised fans

By James Brown

The rise of Austin Reaves continues to give what to talk about, this time Skip Bayless has compared him to an NFL star

The rise of Austin Reaves continues to give what to talk about, this time Skip Bayless has compared him to an NFL star

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The Los Angeles Lakers Austin Reaves has been an inspiring story that continues to give what to talk about, as the 'Undisputed' host and sports analyst Skip Bayless makes a bold comparison.

Austin Reaves is an impressive story as he was undrafted two years ago, and since then he has been able to establish himself as one of the best purple and gold players, signed a 56 million max extension, released his first signature shoes to sold-out them in minutes and is one of the top 5 best players in the undefeated Team USA at the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

In the fall of 2021, not many people expected much from him, but his meteoric rise has now Skip Bayless comparing the Lakers guard's rise to that of Jalen Hurts, the magnificent quarterback who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl appearance last season.

"He makes the team, and then he starts to play more and more. That first year he shot 32% from three, and last year he shot 40% from three. It's Jalen Hurts-lie where, all of a sudden, you transform yourself at the highest level into a very accurate passer." Said Bayless. This take is to excite Lakers fans even more for the future of Reaves with the franchise.

What Austin Reaves has to overcome with the Lakers

Following the comparison by Bayless, Hurts had lots of doubters, especially after he was benched at halftime of the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. But in 2022, he put together an MVP-caliber season and is now considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Reaves has also had to overcome doubters, and there are still some who doubt whether he is for real. But Reaves continues to prove with the Lakers and now with Team USA that he loves to shut up his doubters and he isn't going away anytime soon.


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