Stephen A. Smith Rumors
Just days after threatening Kevin Durant on national television, ESPN star Stephen A. Smith tells TMZ Sports things are somehow cool between him and the basketball player. Smith was leaving the SiriusXM radio studio in NYC when we asked if there’s been any movement in their relationship since the epic, “You really wanna start something with ME?” moment on Monday. “Kevin Durant and I are just fine,” Smith said … “Just fine.”
In a segment on ESPN First Take, Smith said “You don’t want to make an enemy out of me. And I am looking right at the camera.” He also said that if he was lying in his initial report about Durant going to the Lakers, Durant should sign a long-term deal with Oklahoma City to prove him wrong.
Carmelo Anthony feels “completely hoodwinked and betrayed by Phil Jackson’’ after the Knicks traded Tim Hardaway Jr. and selected European project Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick of the draft, according to a radio report by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.
ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith, a man everyone takes seriously and whose opinion is highly respected in the industry, has stepped forward as one of the first national media members to have an opinion on one of the redesigned Sixers logos. “Not indicative of the City of Brotherly Love,” Smith called an image of Ben Franklin wearing red, white and blue while dribbling a basketball.
Michael Carter-Williams: The media creates this narrative and repeats it over and over. That’s how Stephen A. Smith ends up in our locker room with a big smile on his face. I’m not picking on him. I know he’s playing a character. He knows he’s playing a character. But what happens when we break the streak by going out and beating Detroit that night? Now it’s another story. After the game, a lot of the reporters didn’t even stick around. The ones that did weren’t prepared. They didn’t ask us about the specifics of the game. They made up questions on the spot, like, “Uh, hey, you guys won … so how do you feel?”
Michael Carter-Williams: We weren’t the story anymore. They were on to the next thing. Stephen A. didn’t really stick around. I guess he had a plane to catch. Believe me, I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure he doesn’t come back for the same reason.
Smith fired back at MCW Friday on Sirius NBA radio, and in perhaps the saddest display of a media member tough-talking an athlete, here’s what Smith said: “You’ve never going to have the last word over us. And you damn sure ain’t going to have the last word over me. I’m not going to start problems, but I can damn sure finish them. If these guys want to come at me, let them do it at their own peril. It will be a mistake.”