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Before Game 4, Damian Lillard answered critic Skip Bayless on Twitter

Golden State Warriors v Portland Trail Blazers - Game Four

PORTLAND, OR - MAY 9: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts as he heads up court after hitting a shot during the first quarter of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center on May 9, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Skip Bayless, along with Stephen A. Smith, are the blowhard core of the popular ESPN show First Take.

Apparently Bayless has ripped Damian Lillard on air. I say apparently because I would have to watch that show or care what Bayless says to know for sure, and neither of those things apply to me. I say apparently because Damian Lillard fired back at Bayless on Twitter before Game 4, responding to something he said:

For the record, Lillard had 12 points in the fourth and seven points in overtime for the Blazers. He’s been asked to carry a huge load offensively for the Blazers these playoffs and has done so at an All-Star level. He has attacked through double teams, made the right pass, and been the catalyst for an impressive Blazers offense. Because the Blazers are on the West Coast, and not one of the glamour teams on the West Coast at that, casual fans don’t get to see Lillard on a national stage often enough. He is one of the best scorers and most entertaining players in the league. He has won a lot of fans over this series, regardless of the ultimate outcome.

And if you want a real Twitter beef to follow, check out the Frank Isola vs. McLovin from Superbad one from yesterday.