Kenny Smith Rumors
Charles Barkley said in an interview on The Ringer’s podcast “Winging It with Vince Carter” on Monday he thought Smith should have let his colleagues know what he was doing in advance. “I was pissed at Kenny. Because I didn’t think he should’ve walked off. He should’ve told us in advance. Because I had just said that it was bogus what the Milwaukee Bucks just did to the Orlando Magic. They didn’t tell them. And then like 30 seconds later, he did the exact same thing,” the outspoken former NBA player said. “I had no problem with him walking off. He should’ve told us so we could’ve prepared. The show was like, ‘Uh-oh.’”
An offshoot of the longstanding voter registration organization Rock The Vote, Hoopers Vote took part in this week’s National Voter Registration Week by having ambassadors from the NBA and WNBA communities, including media that cover the league, publicly push people to make sure they’re registered to vote on multiple social media sites beginning on Thursday. A new website, hoopersvote.org, links to Rock The Vote and its various initiatives. Emmy Award-winning actress and producer Kerry Washington is taking part in the campaign. Current NBA players including Jackson, Duncan Robinson, Collin Sexton and Langston Galloway are taking part; WNBA stars Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart, Nneka Ogwumike, Elena Delle Donne and Renee Montgomery are on board, along with Hall of Famers Lisa Leslie and Rebecca Lobo. NBA Hall of Famers taking part include James Worthy and Alex English, along with media members such as Kenny Smith and Steve Smith of Turner Sports and Jalen Rose of ESPN. Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins and his twin brother Jason, the former NBA big man, are also ambassadors.
TheBillRussell: I’m moved by all the @NBA players for standing up for what is right. To my man @TheJetOnTNT I would like to say Thank you for what you did to show your support for the players. I am so proud of you. Keep getting in good trouble. @NBAonTNT @ESPNNBA @espn #NBAPlayoffs ✊🏿
Kenny Smith was glad Harrell apologized and added, “We all need to break the habit” of using that kind of language. Shaquille O’Neal noted a lot of things are said to competitors on the court, and Charles Barkley pointed out “you can’t have a double standard.” “The reason he apologized, he shouldn’t have said it,” Barkley added.
“Dame” made some incredibly “deep” range shots in the crunch time and led Portland to 1-0. After the game, Kenny Smith, excited by Dame’s deep range, said Lillard has the best range even better than Steph Curry. “I don’t think you can shoot as deep as him Steph,” Smith said. “I got to see it when you come back.”