Stephen A. Smith Rumors
Big Dog, a two-time All-Star as an NBA layer from 1994-2005, is a big man at 6-7 and Stephen A is a much shorter and skinnier fellow who fights back with his mouth, and, boy, did he ever Tuesday on his ESPN “First Take” show. “We don’t like one another, we never have liked one another, we never will like one another,” Smith said on air. “And there was a confrontation back in the day.”
Smith did admit fault bringing Robinson up at the recent Sirius XM Town Hall Meeting. “I don’t hold anything against (Robinson) for what he said on TMZ.” Smith said. “I deserved that because I never should have said his name out of my mouth. He’s retired. He’s been gone. Nobody’s been thinking about him. I should not have answered that question. That’s on me. “But just like that’s on me, the facts are for me. … The level of disrespect he showed towards Randy Ayers was so egregious, so unnecessary, so bush league that every single criticism I gave him at that time, he deserved that. And I maintain that more than a decade later. I stand by every single damn word that I said.”
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.